2015 Brovia Rocche (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.


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Rose petal, fragrant blue flower, wild berry, baking spice, menthol and new leather are just some of the aromas you'll find on this gorgeous, fragrant red. Smooth, enveloping and loaded with finesse, the focused palate delivers pomegranate, red cherry, licorice and chopped mint alongside taut, lithe tannins and bright acidity. It's still youthfully tight but already shows depth and pedigree and will develop even more complexity with aging. Drink 2023–2035.

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

The Brovia 2015 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione (the last wine I tasted in this series of cru expressions) opens to the darkest color of this series, with a firm core of black fruit. This wine is silky and satiny in terms of texture—one of the trademarks of this sandy-soil cru in Castiglione Falletto—but don't underestimate that structural firmness that holds it tightly together. It would take nicely to veal involtini with asparagus.

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

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2016 Dominio de Atauta (750ml)
Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Castilla y Leon, Spain
B-21 Top Recommendation
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After experiencing Atauta in the summer of '05, I was determined to bring it to B-21 Spanish wine lovers. I've been a big fan of the work done by Alejandro Fernandez of Pesquera, the man who put Ribera del Duero on the map, but this is Tempranillo of a very different color. Located in the far eastern reaches of the Ribera, Atauta's vineyards are roughly five miles south of the coursing Duero River. Lower temps prevail here; the Advocate calls it "the coolest place in Ribera." This is Soria, with incredibly diverse soils and ungrafted Tinto Fino vines nearly a century old. Altitude is everything, with vines planted more than 3,000 feet in elevation. One of the most impressive plots defies gravity as it perches on the slopes of a cliff, crumbling calcareous rocks all around. Multiple crus are hand-harvested throughout these biodynamically farmed vines – barrel aging only for the finest selections. As I sat and tasted through each bottling, I couldn't help but wonder what Alejandro would think if he too could sample this brilliant, saturated, silken, sultry selection.


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This red delivers bright flavors of cherry, cranberry and currant, backed by woodsy, floral and vanilla notes and energized by tangerine acidity. Muscular tannins lurk beneath the polished texture, showing that this has stuffing as well as polish. Best from 2020 through 2032. 2,300 cases made, 450 cases imported.

93 points, Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator (Sep 2019)

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2015 Brovia Brea Vigna Ca' Mia (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.


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Rose, woodland berry, star anise, new leather and pipe tobacco meld together with menthol notes on this full-bodied red. On the enveloping, delicious palate, fine-grained tannins accompany juicy Morello cherry, raspberry compote, orange zest and licorice while a note of ground clove lingers on the finish. Drink 2021–2030.

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

The 2015 Barolo Brea Vigna Ca' Mia captures all the best the vintage has to offer. Black cherry, plum, espresso, sage, menthol, licorice and leather are all kicked up a few notches in a decidedly dark, strapping Barolo that screams with Serralunga character. Exotic, dark and totally alluring, the 2015 has a very bright future, but readers should be prepared to be patient, as the tannins clearly need time to soften.

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

Very fresh and vibrant with flowers and oranges buttressing the ripe berry character. Full-bodied, chewy and structured with a rich and powerful finish. Beautiful intensity at the end. Drink in 2022 and onwards.

94 points, James Suckling (Jun 2019)

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2015 Brovia Villero (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.


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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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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.


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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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2017 Servin Vaucoupin 1er Cru (750ml)
Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
B-21 Top Recommendation
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Australian-born winemaker Marc Cameron, and estate-owner, François Servin – one of the more flamboyant winegrowers in Chablis – is on a qualitative hot streak; three consecutive vintages of the best juice I've tasted here. With parcels of the oldest vines comprising most of their holdings, Wine Advocate in particular insists, "They deserve a berth in your cellar alongside those prized Raveneaus and Dauvissats." Tasting the line-up, I get it. You will, too. Acidities are perfectly balanced with the fruit, but more importantly, the "Chablis" spirit is here – in buckets. What I seek, foremost – my beloved Kimmeridgian vein of salinity – weaves its way throughout François Servin's selections.


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Tangy and tensile, the 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Vaucoupin offers up aromas of crisp green apple, oystershell and lemon oil. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, with racy acids and a stony, mineral finish. Despite it's evident energy it appears to be charming and structurally open-knit—but it's too soon to draw a definitive conclusion.

89-91 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)

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2017 Servin Mont de Milieu 1er Cru (750ml)
Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
B-21 Top Recommendation