2015 Brovia Villero (1.5L)

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.


Aromas of rose, woodland berry and menthol with a whiff of pipe tobacco fill the glass. Full bodied and loaded with finesse, the structured, elegant palate delivers juicy Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, star anise and cinnamon, while taut, fine-grained tannins provide support. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced and focused. Drink 2023–2035.

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

The 2015 Barolo Villero offers richness and darkness with fruit from Castiglione Falletto, and it's one of the more intense wines I tasted within this selection. The Villero is a balanced and polished Barolo that opens to nicely integrated fruit and spice tones, expertly interwoven and united. The wine has a beautiful entry to the palate. Indeed, this pretty wine presented a united front, with seamless and graceful integration.

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

Aromas of praline, honey, orange peel and cherries follow through to a full body, chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Beautiful intensity and power. Drink in 2022.

94 points, James Suckling (Jun 2019)

The 2015 Barolo Villero is a very pretty, mid-weight wine. Silky tannins and beautifully expressive aromatics give the Villero considerable finesse. On the palate, though, the 2015 is far less expressive. That is not entirely surprising, as the Villero often needs a few years to truly blossom. Sweet floral and spice notes start to open with time in the glass, but the Villero is not an especially forthcoming 2015 Barolo.

93+ points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Feb 2019)

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