2018 Bruno Rocca Barbaresco

Nebbiolo - 750ML
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WA 95 DC 93 WS 91
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2021

I always look forward to tasting the wines of Bruno Rocca and his family because they are always so expressive of vintage and territory. The 2018 Barbaresco gives us quite a few blanket descriptors that can be applied to...
DC 93

Decanter, March 2021

This Barbaresco seems to epitomise the 2018 vintage: tantalising aromas of fresh cranberry, violet, rose petal and whiffs of tar lead to a soft attack full of delicacy, freshly fruited and wrapped up in sweet, crunchy...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, February 2022

This light-bodied red is highlighted by cherry, strawberry, rose and mint aromas and flavors. Firm and linear, with a spicy, earth-tinged finish. Best from 2024 through 2038. – BS


Color & Type Red
Varietal Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-region Barbaresco
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2018 Bruno Rocca Barbaresco, a captivating red wine that hails from the prestigious region of Piedmont in Italy. This wine, crafted from the revered Nebbiolo varietal, showcases the remarkable qualities that make Barbaresco wines so revered among wine enthusiasts and collectors alike. With an alcohol content of 14.5%, this wine embodies the perfect balance between power and elegance.

In the glass, the 2018 Bruno Rocca Barbaresco displays a radiant red hue, hinting at the vibrant flavors and aromas awaiting the senses. Upon first approach, the nose is greeted by tantalizing aromas of fresh cranberry, delicate violet, and fragrant rose petal, accompanied by subtle hints of tar that add depth and complexity to the bouquet.

On the palate, this Barbaresco reveals its true character with a soft and delicate attack that is full of finesse. The freshness of the fruit shines through, offering notes of wild berry and the elusive fragolino di bosco, creating a symphony of flavors that dance on the tongue. The wine is elegantly structured, with sweet, crunchy tannins that provide a pleasing texture and vibrant acidity that adds a refreshing lift to the overall profile.

While not particularly concentrated or built for extended aging, the 2018 Bruno Rocca Barbaresco is a true embodiment of the vintage. Its balance and stylish character make it one of the most authentic representations of Barbaresco in the 2018 vintage. With a drinking window spanning from 2021 to 2030, this wine is perfect for enjoying in its youth or allowing it to develop further complexity with a few more years of cellaring.

Renowned critics have also recognized the excellence of this wine. Decanter awarded it an impressive score of 93, praising its delicacy, freshness, and vibrant acidity. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate bestowed a remarkable score of 95, highlighting its ethereal and delicate nature, as well as its transparent and honest fruit quality. Wine Spectator, with a score of 91, applauded its cherry, strawberry, and mint flavors, along with its firm and linear structure.

The 2018 Bruno Rocca Barbaresco is a true gem from Italy's Piedmont region, offering a sublime expression of the Nebbiolo varietal and showcasing the unique terroir of Barbaresco. With its balance, finesse, and elegant structure, this red wine is a must-have for any wine connoisseur or collector seeking an authentic and exceptional experience.