Red

2012 Fratelli Brovia Barolo Rocche di Castiglione

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • 560 B&W Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 23, 2019 - Decanted with steak. Lovely and light on its feet. Mid body, mid acid. 14.5% but seems lower.

  • regst Likes this wine: 96 points

    October 26, 2018 - Outstanding and ready to drink

  • PC73 Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 11, 2017 - subtle on the nose, light in colour
    nice sweetness on the palate

  • RajivAyyangar wrote: 91 points

    November 21, 2017 - Barolo, Beaujolais, and randoms (Flatiron, SF): Medium minus vibrant ruby color, red at the rim.
    Expressive dried raspberry and cherry fruit, wet leaves, dried floral notes, pleasant dusty dried flowers note - terpenes plus long maceration? Dry leather notes. Dried bitter chocolate notes - faint, like it's mostly from used oak.

    Light body, medium plus alcohol - 14.5% but feels only 13.5%. Medium plus acid, high-minus chewy tannins - refined.

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    November 19, 2017 - Opened and poured without air. Clear ruby with tawny rim. A burst of ripe cherry and then cooler spearmint joins. Light to medium weight with a gorgeous thread of soil and tar. Elegant feel. Definitely ripe but not overly so due to fine acidity. Sneaky drying tannins also help give it shape. Still open and wonderful now, but I wonder if I caught it just on the verge of shutting down, as the last sips seem more dominated by the structure. Will be curious to retaste the rest tomorrow.

    Still plenty of that cherry fruit the next day, and it has picked up more tobacco. The downside is that this is more apparently ripe with some alcohol showing that I did not detect at all right after opening the bottle. The tannin keeps on coming; I do think this is headed toward a snooze.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Fratelli Brovia
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Rocche di Castiglione
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 62 (10%)
  • In Cellars 492 (82%)
  • Consumed 44 (7%)

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