2015 roberto voerzio, barolo, cerequio
Why We're Buying
Roberto Voerzio has always maintained an uncompromising vision for his wines. It's why his Barolo is the gold standard in Piedmont. Take his Barolo Cerequio, for example. The grapes come from one of the elite vineyards in La Morra, where the vines are 35+ years old and hand-harvested. After aging in three separate systems, this Barolo justifies its triple-digit price tag.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Barolo Cerequio shows impressive and firm construction; however, the wine remains delicate and finessed all the while. This is a real stunner with inner fiber that is as strong, but as softly textured, as the highest quality silk. Aromas of wild cherry, violets, licorice and tar are in a tight, nascent state at this young stage. This implies they will blossom with time, coming into focus with greater intensity and complexity as the wine continues its careful bottle aging. This wine shows an evident mineral signature at the back.
Superb complexity on the nose with crushed berries, dried flowers, tar, licorice and aniseed. Full body, firm tannins and superb depth and intesity. Goes on for minutes and changes all the time. Drink from 2023.
The 2015 Barolo Cerequio is ample and generous on the palate, with a real sense of breadth that is immediately apparent. All of the classic Cerequio signatures are present - the red berry fruit, floral accents and silky tannins, within a classic structural framework. The stylistic shift that started around 2008 is evident.