Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche 2018
|Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
A bright red, with a silky texture, an elegant profile and floral, wild berry and anise flavors. Charming and balanced, this gets lift from the vibrant acidity, while a mineral element and refined tannins grace the finish. Best from 2025 through 2043.
Made with certified organic fruit, the Ceretto 2018 Barolo Bricco Rocche shows thin texture and a mild personality with subtle aromas of dried rose, cassis and crushed stone. This vintage is more subdued for sure, but it's silky and accessible as well. Compared to past editions, this wine shows a shy set of aromas. I've opened the drinking window to allow for more time for its evolution.
The 2018 Barolo Bricco Rocche possesses terrific depth and creaminess, especially within the context of this small-scaled vintage. Silky, aromatic and so expressive, the Bricco Rocche fills out beautifully with a bit of time in the glass. There's terrific presence and class here.
Oak, toasted nut and underbrush aromas form the nose. The firmly structured palate is more expressive, offering ripe red berry, hazelnut and a dollop of vanilla. Tightly knit, close-grained tannins grip the close. Drink 2026-2033.