"impossible not to love" the Barolo from the Bricco Boschis hill always impresses. 2017 is no exception.
The 2017 Barolo Bricco Boschis is highly aromatic with anise, dried leather, and burnt orange. Ripe and structured, it offers ripe cherry, turned forest floor, and a long finish. The warmth of the vintage is felt while remaining fresh. Drink 2024-2042.
Aromas of rose, wild berries, leather and sunbaked underbrush come to the forefront. The wine was made with organically farmed grapes, and the palate shows an earthy elegance, featuring ripe cherry, blood orange, star anise and hints of truffle before closing on an iron note. Firm but refined tannins provide support. Drink 2027–2032.
The 2017 Barolo Bricco Boschis is superb. A rush of crushed raspberry, rose petals, mint, sweet spice and blood orange gives the 2017 its effusive, sexy personality. Medium in body and exceptionally polished, the 2017 is an absolute jewel of a wine. Many 2017s are nervy and in need of time to soften, but not the Bricco Boschis. All the elements are so well-balanced. If I was going to open a wine for someone who was not familiar with Barolo, I might very well open this. It’s impossible not to love the 2017 Bricco Boschis.
Founded in 1928 and now on its 4th generation of family ownership, everything that happens at Cavallotto is ‘traditional'. They’ve been farming organically since 1976 whilst utilizing 20- to 100-hectoliter untoasted Slavonian oak botti for the maturation of their wines. Cavallotto’s wines have become highly sought after by Barolo collectors for their classic, age-worthy, firm yet refined tannins. The secret to their success is the 100% family-owned Bricco Boschis Cru which is located on a hill in Castiglione Falletto, parallel to the famous Monprivato.