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2005 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Brunate

Roberto Voerzio produces some of the best Barolo in the region. His rise to success is largely based on his new world approach of fashioning his wine away from the traditional tannic Barolo style. He is also known for using some of the lowest yields of fruit in the Barolo zone. Production is very limited and the winery makes less than 4000 cases per vintage, which equals less than one bottle per vine.

The Brunate vineyard makes the finest and raciest Barolos, which are defined and firm, and finish with big, ripe tannins and very good length. The wines also score amazingly high in wine publications such as Wine Spectator, Enthusiast, ect.

The 2005 vintage is only a mere 220 case production so I was lucky enough to be able to taste it. On the nose it shows amazing aromas of super ripe currant, raspberry, and blueberry, along with a touch of vanilla, toast, and cedar.

It's a full bodied wine with huge ripe tannin and a seductive texture. Flavors of red currant, blackberry, mineral, spice, and a touch of mocha liqueur all grace the palate with a stunning concentration and firm but surprisingly ripe and sexy finish. This wine is nothing short of brilliant but may be some what impossible to get your hands on unless purchasing it from a collector or an auction. Awesome stuff!!

Average Retail: $250-300
Vino Blog Rating: 10/10

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