A classic powerful and full-bodied wine from a historical vineyard of Castiglione Falletto. The color is intense ruby red with a light presence of orange reflections. The smell is elegant, intense, pleasant, balanced and with a hint of withered roses, plums, minerals, tobacco, liquorice, smoke and leather. The taste is full bodied, balanced and velvety, with a huge structure and a very long finish.
The traditional combinations are, definitely, with game or red meat dishes. The balance of this Barolo makes it very suitable as a "meditation wine" to savour while eating grissini or small slices of toasted bread.
"The 2005 Barolo Villero is ridiculously great. All sorts of cinnamon, cloves, menthol and other balsamic nuances take center stage. The dark fruit is marvelously radiant, open and expressive, showing superb density and richness. The tannins are of course firm for a wine of this age, but that doesn’t get in the way of what is a totally alluring Barolo of the highest level. Violets, plums and minerals ring out on the precise, refreshing finish. Hats off to Brovia for another exceptional Barolo. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035."
The Wine Advocate
"Good medium red. Ripe, wild nose shows an almost decadent raspberry liqueur quality along with musky tobacco and marzipan notes. Sweet, silky and dense, with an almost roasted ripeness supported by huge underlying structure. This is remarkably rich, full and showy today-atypically open for this early stage, says Elena Brovia-but will surely shut down in bottle. The explosive finish features huge, broad, dusty tannins that arrive late and reach the incisors. More voluminous than the 2006 version: here one really senses the warm site. 93(+?)"
International Wine Cellar