96 Wine Spectator - This is very raisiny, almost meaty, with an ultrarich nose. Full-bodied, showing sultana and dried flowers on the palate, with chewy tannins. Very long and powerful on the finish. Almost Port-like. Hints of vanilla and sultana. A top Bricco Rocche.
Bricco Rocche, located in Castiglione Falletto, is one of the most spectacular sites for growing nebbiolo grapes in the Barolo DOCG zone. This perfectly exposed vineyard site is a monopole of the Ceretto family. While “bricco” refers to the “top of the hill” and is usually where the best exposures are found, “rocche” refers to the cliffs surrounding the vineyard.
This wine has a deep garnet color with crimson hues. Complex aromas of cherries, raisins, dried flowers, smoky vanilla, and cigar box are apparent on the nose while flavors of red fruits and sweet spices abound on the palate. This is a rich, full-bodied wine with velvety soft tannins and balanced acidity and a long, appealing finish.