Cavallotto 'Bricco Boschis' Barolo 2005
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Robert Parker 93
"The 2005 Barolo Bricco Boschis is gorgeous and linear in its expressive aromatics and focused core of fruit. Medium in body, the wine reveals outstanding balance and depth, with gorgeous inner perfume and a long, refined close. Sweet notes of menthol, raspberries and spices linger on the finish. The 2005 doesn't have the sheer exuberance of the 2004 and the firm tannins might make this wine hard to fully appreciate in its infancy, ... read more
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Item ID: #6426
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Robert Parker 93
"The 2005 Barolo Bricco Boschis is gorgeous and linear in its expressive aromatics and focused core of fruit. Medium in body, the wine reveals outstanding balance and depth, with gorgeous inner perfume and a long, refined close. Sweet notes of menthol, raspberries and spices linger on the finish. The 2005 doesn't have the sheer exuberance of the 2004 and the firm tannins might make this wine hard to fully appreciate in its infancy, but with some time in bottle, this, too, will very likely develop into a gem."

Gambero Rosso Tre Beccheiri
It was another year to remember for the wines of Cavallotto and for the Barolo Bricco Boschis, which is spectacular again in the '05 version. The nose is a special marriage of typicity and originality. Alongside the raspberry and spices, there are marine and wood resin-like nuances integrating into a generous structure, Mediterranean touches and impressively dense tannins. - Gambero Rosso (Dec 2009)

"Ruby red at the core with slight garnet reflections, this intense Barolo has an ethereal nose, with powerful aromas of dried fruit, jam, licorice, and violet. A rich, full-bodied wine, it is warm and quite soft, with evident but ripe and sweet tannins. This Barolo would pair well with red meat, typical cheeses, or game dishes." ~ Winery notes

Cantina Cavallotto

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Cantina Cavallotto"Cavallotto may very well be the greatest Barolo producer few people have ever heard of, something that continues to mystify me. Truth is, it isn't just the Barolos here that are impressive, the entry-level wines are every bit as delicious and well-priced...Readers who appreciate a firm, classic style of Barolo will want to spend some time getting to know Cavallotto." – Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate

"These are classic bottles to the core, the result of rigorous management in the vineyard and long maceration in the cellar." – Gambero Rosso Italian Wines 2010

"Singular, traditionally-made Barolos." – Robert Parker, Jr.

The Cavallotto family claims sole ownership of the beautiful Bricco Boschis cru in the Castiglione Falletto district (also home to Azelia), where they have been growing Nebbiolo since 1929 and bottling their own wine since 1948. These richly structured wines place emphasis on elegance and longevity, attributable to excellent vineyards in the Bricco Boschis and Vignolo crus and traditional long maturation periods in large Slovenian-oak casks.

Steadfast devotion to tradition combined with a high regard and respect for modern viticultural and winemaking techniques result in complex and elegant Baroli that are released for sale only when they have acquired perfect maturity. The estate produces three Baroli: two riservas and their anything but "regular" Bricco Boschis. The Vignolo cru, sloping 60-80 meters lower in altitude than the adjacent Bricco Boschis holding, shows a "creamy" flesh. The 2004 Riserva 'Vignolo' rated 92-95 from Advocate.

The estate's selection of the finest vineyard within the Bricco Boschis cru is San Giuseppe (also 92-95 from Advocate for the 2004 Riserva), the epitome of Castiglione Falletto: a powerful, majestic wine of absolute authority whose sweetness comes with time.

Their Barolo Bricco Boschis is a cru in and of itself and consistently receives 90+ point attention from the wine press (90-92 from Advocate for 2006). Cavallotto also produces a stunning line-up of "little guys": Dolcetto 'Scot,' an incredible value, rich and complex; Barbera 'Cuculo,' sinewy and fleshy, with an astounding texture; Nebbiolo Langhe from completely declassified Barolo Bricco Boschis that shows its pedigree, and a remarkably harmonious Freisa (91 points from Tanzer for 2006). Also notable are two unique whites, both from Champagne clones planted 35 years ago in the Bricco Boschis cru: a steely Langhe Bianco, Pinot Noir vinified white, and a refreshing, all-stainless Chardonnay.

Alfio, Giuseppe and Laura Cavallotto successfully continue the family tradition started five generations ago, expertly transforming the grapes grown exclusively from their holdings into the most classic expressions of Castiglione Falletto!

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