1999 Podere Rocche dei Manzoni Barolo Big'd Big


  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
Drink between 2012 - 2018 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • CWilliam wrote: 92 points

    November 23, 2019 - Took notes at 2 times - immediate pop & pour and then 2 hours later (did not decant).

    Medium red color with fair amount of sediment - didn't look 20 years old except for the sediment. Beautiful nose - rose petals, sweet cherry, menthol, cedar, sweet tobacco, tart cherry. On palate, sweet/sour cherry, tobacco, tart cherry - fruit was much brighter than I would have expected with this age. Full body, medium acidity/tannins (integrated completely) and very long finish. 94-95 at this point.

    2 hours later with dinner, the wine had shut down somewhat. It was still very good (92+) at this point, but the nose showed more dried fruit as did the palate. I had thought you should decant older Barolos for 3 hours but this wine shut down with air. Hmmm.

    Purchased in 2011 and stored in cool cellar. No rush, but drink fairly soon after opening. Curious if other CT readers have had similar experience with this wine.

  • eschaefer Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 17, 2017 - Flash note. A flash note is one that I distinctly remember the quality/overall rating of a wine but can’t give specifics because the tasting note was not written at time of tasting.

    Young and well integrated. First time I’ve ever had this wine. Dinner at Sugo with Kelli and Kenna. Highly recommended

  • yonster24 wrote:

    March 4, 2017 - Haunting nose to this wine, absolutely beautiful. Floral, with telltale Barolo tar, earth, a very small touch of raisin (that wasn't distracting as I usually hate raisin in wine.) BIG on the palate. Full bodied wine from front to back. Tannins were insanely powerful and drying. There would be absolutely no way to tell this was a 17-year-old wine if tasted blind. As a matter of fact, they were so prevalent, I worry about the tannins outlasting the fruit. Hoping to pick up another bottle and try again in 5-10 years. Still... a fantastic wine.

  • Rsblackley Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 31, 2016 - Lovely. Soft nose. A few years left.

  • nschmidt Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 8, 2016 - Drank at Dalto in Clifton. Complemented my delicious meal very well. In a great place right now. Great aged barolo flavors with mellow tannins and nice fruit balance.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Barolo 1999: The Forgotten Vintage (May 2006) (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2002, IWC Issue #105 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • Type Red
  • Producer Podere Rocche dei Manzoni
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Big'd Big
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 191 (53%)
  • Consumed 166 (46%)

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