Saturday, November 1, 2014

2010 Brovia - Big Scores, great prices!

2010 Brovia Barolo Rocche di Castiglione...$89.99
The 2010 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Freshly cut flowers, red berries, spices and mint lift from the glass in a sweet, perfumed Barolo graced with exquisite class and elegance. The tannins are remarkably sweet and polished for a young Barolo. Intensely fragrant notes round out the finish. It will be interesting to watch the 2010 develop over the coming years. Today it is flat-out gorgeous. Brovia fans will note a small name change in the 2010, which reflects the new vineyard designations that go into effect with this vintage.
Rated 96+/100  
Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Rated 94-96/100 Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

2010 Brovia Barolo Brea Ca Mia...$89.99
Smoke, tar, earthiness and licorice add gorgeous dimensions of complexity in the 2010 Barolo Brea Vigna Ca’ Mia. Here, too, the flavors are remarkably bright and focused. The dark, brooding notes of Serralunga are very much present, but the 2010 impresses for its pure balance, harmony and class. Dried rose petals, spices, licorice and game add complexity on a huge finish supported by big, incisive tannins. This is another utterly vivid, dazzling Barolo from Brovia. Here, too, readers will note a slight name change.
Rated 97/100 
Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Rated 94-96/100 Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

2010 Brovia Barolo Villero...$89.99
Brovia's 2010 Barolo Villero wraps around the palate with dark red cherries, plums, spices, menthol, new leather and licorice. Rich, sumptuous and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2010 is firing on all cylinders. Today the Villero is remarkably open, which is unusual for this wine. This early tasting provides a clue of what will develop over the next few years, and that is all hugely positive. Cloves, mocha and black fruit all add gravitas on the finish. Today the Villero seems to bring together the finesse of the Rocche and weight of the Ca' Mia. What a thrill it is to catch the Villero at this expressive stage in its development. A huge, creamy, totally voluptuous finish is full of appeal and pure sexiness.
Rated 96/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Rated 93-94/100 Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

2010 Brovia Barolo Garblet Sue...$79.99
Good medium red. Very fresh, nobly rustic aromas of red raspberry, medicinal cherry, marzipan, tobacco, menthol and blood orange. Large-scaled and concentrated, with terrific sappy energy and tension to the powerful red cherry and menthol flavors. Not a particularly elegant style but the wine's huge, firm tannins are nicely supported by its strong fruit. With its impressive spine and superb length, this wine should evolve positively for two or three decades. Cristina Brovia noted that the tannins in 2010 are sweeter and less aggressive than those of the classic 1996 vintage.
Rated 96/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Rated 94-95/100 
Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

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