Known for their classically powerful style, Brovia’s Barolo always deep and intense; fruit comes from a historical vineyard in Castiglione Falletto, vinified in traditional fashion. Now with 10+ years of age on it, the 2007 bottling is developed and seductive, showing rose petal and spice aromas. Balanced red fruit and zesty orange undertones give the wine a zesty, mouth-coating palate. Drink over the next five years.
This tartly tannic, headily fragrant, beguilingly complex king of Italian red grapes is brimming with bright fruit and earthy funk -- in versions ranging from explosive (Barolo) to ethereal (Valtellina).