Robert Parker 93
Each year, Elvio Cogno’s Bricco Pernice is among its most successful releases. The 2011 Barolo Bricco Pernice is a noteworthy addition to this long string of successes. The wine is built with heavy lines and bold favors. The 2011 vintage heat definitely helps to pump up the wine’s sheer muscle mass. Soft cherry and blackberry flavors segue to smoke, spice and leather. On the Barolo scale, this wine is noticeably softer and rounder for near-term consumption – but it is also built to last, should you want to put a few bottles aside.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030
A sensual, totally polished wine, the 2011 Barolo Bricco Pernice brings together gorgeous textural richness with expressive, high-toned aromatic lift. Hard candy, sweet red cherries, mint and spices are laced together in a compelling, stunningly beautiful wine. The 2011 has retained considerable freshness for a Barolo that spent 36 months in cask.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2036
The oldest vines of their Ravera plot. 100% Lampia. Lustrous ruby with narrow orange rim. Firm, concentrated nose that is really distinct. Red and dark fruit notes and the beginning of iron. Powerful palate that at the same time is composed. Rich tannins perfectly integrated in the fruit. Great acidity and wonderful, chewy length. Super stylish and hedonistic. Almost Serralunga-like tannins. (WS)
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2038