2008 vietti, barolo, rocche di castiglione
Why We're Buying
Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. Vietti Villero Barolo Riserva and Vietti Barolo Rocche di Castiglione. These are just a few of the world's iconic duos. While Barolo Rocche di Castiglione isn't the headliner, it's still receives its fair share of critical praise. Wine critic Monica Larner gave the 2016 vintage a perfect rating, calling it "a complete wine."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2008 Barolo Rocche shows the best balance of fruit and structure among the 2008 Baroli. Sweet,silky tannins frame expressive dark red fruit in the 2008 Rocche. This is an especially structured, powerful style for the Rocche, and a true testament to the level of conviction at Vietti. The Rocche turns sweeter and more sensual with time in the glass. The tannins possess remarkable finesse. This could be used to teach a class on the greatness of the Rocche vineyard. It is dazzling from start to finish. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033.
Appealing aromas of flowers, cherry and raspberry take on tobacco and leather flavors as this crosses the palate. Rich and round, with a supple texture, this is firmly structured, offering a fine aftertaste of fruit and mineral. Will need time to unwind.