Robert Parker 97
With fruit from Castiglione Falletto, the Oddero 2019 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione is a beautiful wine with elegant lines, tight fiber and a brilliant dark ruby appearance. The bouquet impeccably follows the Nebbiolo playlist with a filigree of wild fruit layered into aniseed, iron ore and blood orange. Delicate mineral tones also appear. This wine stands apart in this vintage, with only 2,000 bottles produced.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2048
The 2019 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione offers a striking combination of Rocche sweetness and the natural tension of the year. Hard candy, lavender, rose petal, mint, orange peel and licorice fill out the mid-palate nicely. Medium in body and nervy, the Rocche is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. But it needs time.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2044