In cooler vintages, the Bricco delle Viole site produces wines with strong floral aromatics that range from blue wildflowers to rose hip. However, the warmer-vintage 2015 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is a very different wine that breaks away from its predecessors. The quality of the aromas is darker, more saturated, and it veers toward black and purple fruit more than those characteristic floral tones. This is a more impactful Barolo with broad shoulders, depth and firmly integrated tannins. It walks with a heavier gait compared to past vintages, but it covers the palate beautifully. About 6,000 bottles were produced.
93 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # 243 - Jun 2019)
The 2015 Barolo Bricco delle Viole shows all the energy and linear drive that is typical of this site, even if the wine remains a bit compact today, with less of the generosity that it can show in some vintages. Dark red cherry, chalk, mint and floral notes are woven throughout this expressive, nervy Barolo. the purity of the flavors is striking. Time in the glass brings out a bit of the mid-palate sweetness that is missing at the outset. There is so much to like in this pretty, expressive Barolo from Marengo.
93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Feb 2019)
Aromas of smoke, meat and dark berries follow through to a full body with rich, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Try in 2023.
93 points, James Suckling (Jun 2019)