A delicate and persistent bouquet with traces of licorice, rose and tobacco. Full flavored, warm and moderately tannic.
A great wine for important dishes, red meats on the spit or grilled, game, "grande cuisine" white and red meat dishes and aged cheeses.
"Shows ripe strawberry and black cherry aromas, with hints of flowers. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and lots of fruit, vanilla and white pepper character. Long and rich. Best after 2012. 900 cases made."
"The 2005 Barolo Rocche shows lovely richness and depth in its dark fruit, flowers, herbs and French oak. The Rocche comes together beautifully in the glass, as the tannins soften a touch and the wine gains clarity. High-toned, floral aromatics accompany the fruit through to the long finish. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025."
The Wine Advocate
"Barolo Rocche awards extraordinary complexity and personality thanks to its unique aromas of vanilla, clove, licorice and elegant waxy notes that recall a precious antiques museum. It offers depth and austere intensity with a sharp but well-defined mouthfeel that rests on a solid base of acidity and tannins. Drink 2015 to 2025."
"Good deep red. High-pitched aromas of blackberry and bitter chocolate; more like the basic Marcenasco in its fruit quality than the Conca. There's a penetrating quality and enticing minerality to the pure dark berry flavors; this, too, strikes me as Burgundian. Finishes with the densest tannins and the greatest length of these three bottlings, but the tannins are fine-grained and arrive late, coating the teeth. A very good example of the grand cru quality of the Rocche."
International Wine Cellar