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1998 Rocca, Albino Barbaresco Vigneto Brich Ronchi

  • Nebbiolo
  • 750ML
  • ST94
  • WS93
  • WA90

Reviews

ST94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2000
Full ruby-tinged red. Cool, complex aromas of black cherry, currant, camphor, tar, mint and violet. Sweet, dense and packed with fruit; large-scaled and lush, given shape by ripe acidity. More powerful than the Loreto... Full ruby-tinged red. Cool, complex aromas of black cherry, currant, camphor, tar, mint and violet. Sweet, dense and packed with fruit; large-scaled and lush, given shape by ripe acidity. More powerful than the Loreto, but the big, broad tannins are also extremely well buffered. Less expressive on the back end than the Loreto but shows outstanding length. Like the '97, this wine does not come across as especially oaky due to its sheer material.
WS93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2001
Terrific. Fabulous aromas of berries, violets, coconut and flowers. Full-bodied, with super, well-integrated, silky tannins, crisp and juicy acidity and a long, long finish. This is a winery on a roll in Barbaresco. Best... Terrific. Fabulous aromas of berries, violets, coconut and flowers. Full-bodied, with super, well-integrated, silky tannins, crisp and juicy acidity and a long, long finish. This is a winery on a roll in Barbaresco. Best after 2007. 1,100 cases made.
WA90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2001
The dark ruby/garnet-colored 1998 Barbaresco Vigneto Brich Ronchi reveals abundant aromas of new saddle leather mixed with spice box, kirsch liqueur, beet roots, and oak. In the mouth, it is rich as well as tannic. This... The dark ruby/garnet-colored 1998 Barbaresco Vigneto Brich Ronchi reveals abundant aromas of new saddle leather mixed with spice box, kirsch liqueur, beet roots, and oak. In the mouth, it is rich as well as tannic. This pure, ripe, long Barbaresco is best cellared for another year and consumed over the following decade.

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