2012 Albino Rocca Vigneto Ronchi, Barbaresco (750ml)

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Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Barbaresco
Grape Varietal: Nebbiolo
Review Score: 92V, 91JS, 90WE

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The 2012 Barbaresco Ronchi is a bit more immediate than the Ovello, but with larger-grained tannins and more power, both of which give it that slight burliness that Barbarescos from Ronchi can sometimes show. Dark cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and game hit the palate in a muscular, deep Barbaresco with plenty of personality. In 2012, Rocca did not bottle their Ronchi Riserva; all the best fruit went into this bottling.

92 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Aug 2015)

A purity of fruit in this red with dried-cherry, lemon and floral character. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Silky texture. Drink or hold.

91 points, James Suckling (Oct 2015)

This opens with aromas of red berry, underbrush, spice, scorched earth and a funky note of wild game. The lively palate has succulent black cherry, crushed raspberry, cake spice and tobacco while velvety tannins and zesty acidity provide back up. It ends with an orange-peel finish.

90 points, Wine Enthusiast (Oct 2015)