Viberti Barolo Bricco delle Viole Riserva 2011
Dense, this offers cherry, licorice, wild herb and tar flavors, backed by lively acidity and dusty, well-integrated tannins. Features a fine, minerally finish. Best from 2020 through 2032. 500 cases made.
Intense aromas of chopped mint, new leather, prune and camphor take center stage. The palate is firmly structured, offering dried black cherry, clove and sage framed in grainy tannins that grip the finish. Drink after 2020.
The 2011 Barolo Riserva Bricco delle Viole opens to a very tangy bouquet with notes of medicinal and balsam herb. Those buoyant herbal notes are very prominent and specific. Nebbiolo tends to go in this direction when aged. Released now, seven years after the harvest, this wine reveals tertiary aromas of licorice, cola and rosemary sprig. There is a touch of bitterness on the close. This vintage drinks nicely right now, but there's not enough primary fruit to carry it over the long haul. Some 3,075 bottles and 127 magnums were released.