2015 Brovia Garblet Sue (750ml)

Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy

B-21 Top Recommendation
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There is no better, more dramatic village in Barolo to visit than Castiglione Falletto, the home of Brovia, one of the hottest labels in the Piedmont and a favorite B-21 stop. What a great spectrum, and I've got them all for you Barolo fanatics, at big discounts. The 2015s burst with the classic aromas from roses and incense to tar and smoke. In the mouth, strawberries to prunes and black fruits. So velvety you might not even notice the great tannic structure, but it will be in place for years. Brovia makes an unbeatable range, set by vineyards and not trickery of oak in the cellar. In France these would be Grand Cru wines, the very focused Garblèt Sue', the powerful Rocche and the sensuous Ca' Mia. We're in for more Brovia spoils from 2015.


Enticing varietal scents of pressed rose, new leather, perfumed berry and dark spice fill the glass. Showing power, finesse and restraint, the tight, polished palate delivers crushed raspberry, pomegranate, star anise and tobacco framed in firm, noble tannins. It's vibrant, balanced and ageworthy, with bright acidity. Drink 2024–2035.

96 points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2019)

Showing some immediate softness, the 2015 Barolo Garblèt Sue' is beautifully approachable and generously accommodating, even at this early stage in the wine's drinking window. Bring it out with a selection of goat cheeses. It's interesting to note that, at 40 years old, the vines of this cru in Castiglione Falletto actually rank as some of the youngest held by the Brovia estate, founded in 1863, before the unification of Italy.

94 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # 243 - Jun 2019)

The 2015 Barolo Garblèt Sue' is dense and powerful in the glass. A rush of black cherry, plum, lavender, iron and sage literally burst from the glass. Ample, full-bodied and intense, the Garblèt Sue' is another stellar wine in this range. The typically incisive Garblèt Sue' tannins are nearly buried by the sheer richness of the fruit. Today, the Garblèt Sue' is distinguished by its wild, feral profile and huge core of fruit. In this vintage, the Garblèt is the overachiever in the range relative to how it shows in most vintages.

94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Feb 2019)

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