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Brovia Barolo Brovia 2009 Product #27805 (In Stock)
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As Antonio Galloni (formerly Wine Advocate's Italian critic and long-time Barolo writer) says, this is "an exceptional wine in its category."

"The 2009 Barolo Brovia wraps around the palate with serious depth. Leather, cloves, cedar, mocha and incense all flesh out in a supple, radiant wine that captures the very best qualities of the vintage. Smoke, tobacco and dried cherries develop later, adding further complexity. The 2009 has enough suppleness to drink well upon release, especially if given some air. It is an exceptional wine in its category."  Antonio Galloni 90 points

"Sappy aromas of strawberry, redcurrant and flowers. Lively, sweet flavors of red berries, marzipan and chestnut offer attractive inner-mouth lift and perfume. Offers good depth and finishes with solid energy and broad granular tannins. This Barolo should be perfect to drink in three years."International Wine Cellar 89 points

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Brovia Barolo Brovia 2010 Product #28991 (In Stock)
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This always one of our favorite “Normale” – or “Classico” as the Brovias prefer – Barolo, tempting young and developing nicely over 3-5 years from release.  In 2010, it’s a blend of younger vines from the family’s Cru vineyards, with the biggest portion coming from the Brea vineyard in Serralunga.  It was bottled earlier than the Crus, and because of its shocked state, was not shown to critics Antonio Galloni or Steve Tanzer when they visited the estate earlier this year.  It is very fine value.

As importer Neal Rosenthal explains:  “This cuvée is a blend of the younger vines found in the various “crus” and offers a stylish take on the Brovia approach to this appellation. There is never excess here, no attempt to flaunt an image of power. Above all, balance is the key element in faithfully rendering a Barolo of great stature. You will find here the classic grainy tannins, the long, mineral-inflected finish, the aromas of late-summer roses and flavors of dried cherries.

"This is spicy, with meat, chocolate and dried-fruit character. Medium body, dense fruit and chewy tannins. Needs two years to soften: better in 2016."  James Suckling 91 points

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Brovia Barolo "Garblet Sue" 2008 Product #26531 (In Stock)
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Garblet Sue is the name of a small slice of the famous Bricco Fiasco vineyard in Castiglione.  It always gives classically structured Barolo with firm tannins, but this 2008 adds more roundness and fruit than you normally find here.  Still quite tight, but it's going to be a stunner!

“Brovia’s 2008 Barolo Garblet Sue’ bursts from the glass with a heady array of black fruit, smoke, incense and licorice. The Garblet Sue’, from the Bricco Fiasco vineyard in Castiglione, is usually a much more linear, tense Barolo, but in 2008 the wine has gorgeous inner perfume allied to a level of pure juiciness that rounds out some of the rough edges that are at times present in this bottling. A huge finish laced with iron, asphalt and crushed rocks rounds things out in style. This is a super-classic Barolo from Brovia. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040.”Wine Advocate 96 points

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Brovia Barolo Garblet Sue 2009 Product #27807 (In Stock)
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Probably the least "open" of the 2009 Brovias, but promising great things 5-7 years from now!

"Iron, tar, scorched earth, smoke and game waft from the glass as the 2009 Barolo Garblèt Sue' opens up. The ferrous notes typical of this site come through loud and clear in the 2009. At the same time, the 2009 is surprisingly soft. At times delicate and even ethereal, the 2009 appears to be heavily marked by the vintage."  Antonio Galloni 90 points

"Wild, ripe aromas of red berries, plum, truffle and game. Rich and broad but currently less shapely and delineated than the Villero, not to mention less showy. Shows a larger structure reflecting its Castiglione origin, but this is also harder to taste today. The big tannins are less fine than those of the Villero. Elena Brovia points out that this wine is made in exactly the same way as the Villero and Garblet Sue, so the differences are entirely a function of terroir."International Wine Cellar 91+? points

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Brovia Barolo Ca Mia 2009 Product #27806 (In Stock)
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The compact soils and south/southest-facing exposure of this site in Serralunga helped Ca' Mia retain fine freshness even as it ripened into plush, velvety, richness. The first to sell out of the 2009s and likely to be the first 2009 gone, too.

"In this hot vintage the 2009 Barolo Ca' Mia appears to have handled the weather best of all the wines in the range, which isn't that much of a shock, considering that the more compact soils of Serralunga are at an advantage in warmer years. Firm tannins provide the backdrop for a serious core of dark red fruit, flowers, iron, tar and licorice, all of which seem to literally jump out of the glass. The 2009 has more than enough fruit and sheer depth to age well for a number of years."  Antonio Galloni 92 points

"Captivatingly fresh, primary aromas of raspberry, minerals and flowers are accented by a sappy note of blood orange; reminded me a bit of a topnotch Burgundy from Vosne or Chambolle. Sweet and thick but with lovely acidity giving the wine a strong impression of inner-mouth tension. A step up in density and fullness from the foregoing wines, with its Serralunga limestone pungency coming through loud and clear. Finishes very long and horizontal, with serious but well-buffered tannins and excellent menthol lift. Wonderfully elegant and perfumed Barolo from a south/southeast-facing vineyard that is spared the hottest afternoon sun."International Wine Cellar 94+? points

"The intensity and richness is bountiful, and seductive aromatic layers of dried fruit, licorice, tar, button mushroom and tobacco lift off the glass with building intensity. The wine’s texture is firmer and the length is decisively more rewarding. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030."Wine Advocate 93 points

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Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia 2009 Product #27808 (In Stock)
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The most graceful, elegant, of the Cru wines from Brovia in 2009, but with plenty of depth, too.

"The 2009 Barolo Rocche dei Brovia wraps around the palate with layers of ripe, succulent fruit. Rich, open and expressive, the 2009 is flashy and seductive, in other words, very typical of the year. This is a fairly open, succulent vintage for the Rocche. I imagine it will drink well early and probably be likely to mature quickly as well. Dried rose petals, savory herbs and fennel add complexity on a finish distinguished by its grace."  Antonio Galloni 91 points

"High-pitched aromas of raspberry, rose petal and mint. Juicy, youthfully tight and intense; not a rich style but elegant and perfumed, with good supporting minerality. No sign of overripeness here, unlike with many other 2009 Barolos from sandy soil. Finishes with building but ripe tannins and enticing lingering aromatic character. Very refined."International Wine Cellar 92 points

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Brovia Barolo Ca' Mia 2010 Product #28992 (In Stock)
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From Brovia’s only vineyard in Serralunga, this is always Brovia’s most dark, lush, and intense wine.  As Neal Rosenthal explains:  “We often call this cru “Il Ruffiano” for its rustic, raffish nature. This is a boisterous, friendly Barolo from 57 year-old vines in the heart of Serralunga with all that zone’s lush fruit and generous body. Here the wine thrusts us into the dense ambience of the forest: the dark berrylike fruit, the moss and underbrush, the truffles and mushrooms of the Langhe. It’s all there with bravado and confidence.”

“Smoke, tar, earthiness and licorice add gorgeous dimensions of complexity in the 2010 Barolo Brea Vigna Ca’ Mia. Here, too, the flavors are remarkably bright and focused. The dark, brooding notes of Serralunga are very much present, but the 2010 impresses for its pure balance, harmony and class. Dried rose petals, spices, licorice and game add complexity on a huge finish supported by big, incisive tannins. This is another utterly vivid, dazzling Barolo from Brovia.”  Antonio Galloni 97 points

"Good deep red. Wild aromas and flavors of plum, redcurrant, minerals, underbrush, mocha and dried flowers. Huge, thick and utterly seamless, boasting terrific density to its extremely primary wall of fruit. This wonderfully fine-grained young Barolo conveys a powerful impression of dry extract. For all its power, there's nothing hard about it and its tannins are remarkably fine-grained. The inexorable finish is extremely youthful."International Wine Cellar 94-96 points

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Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia 2010 Product #28993 (In Stock)
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In contrast to Ca’ Mia, Rocche is Brovia’s most elegant and feminine bottling.

"The 2010 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Freshly cut flowers, red berries, spices and mint lift from the glass in a sweet, perfumed Barolo graced with exquisite class and elegance. The tannins are remarkably sweet and polished for a young Barolo. Intensely fragrant notes round out the finish. It will be interesting to watch the 2010 develop over the coming years. Today it is flat-out gorgeous. Brovia fans will note a small name change in the 2010, which reflects the new vineyard designations that go into effect with this vintage."  Antonio Galloni 96+ points

"Good medium red. Smoky red fruits and flinty minerals on the nose. Large-scaled, plush and seamless, already conveying strong palate presence, not to mention impressive volume for this cru. A bit wild for Rocche but already displays enticing soil-driven red fruit and floral flavors. A real iron fist in a velvet glove. Finishes with terrific subtle, slowly building length and huge but fine tannins that dust the teeth. The Rocche, made from dryer soil rich in sand, always conveys the character of the vintage clearly, notes Alex Sanchez."International Wine Cellar 94-96 points

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Brovia Barolo Villero 2010 Product #28994 (In Stock)

Combining some of Ca’ Mia’s power with Rocche’s perfume and grace, this is perhaps Brovia’s most classic Barolo.

"Brovia's 2010 Barolo Villero wraps around the palate with dark red cherries, plums, spices, menthol, new leather and licorice. Rich, sumptuous and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2010 is firing on all cylinders. Today the Villero is remarkably open, which is unusual for this wine. This early tasting provides a clue of what will develop over the next few years, and that is all hugely positive. Cloves, mocha and black fruit all add gravitas on the finish. Today the Villero seems to bring together the finesse of the Rocche and weight of the Ca' Mia. What a thrill it is to catch the Villero at this expressive stage in its development. A huge, creamy, totally voluptuous finish is full of appeal and pure sexiness."  Antonio Galloni 96 points

"Good medium red. Slightly dusty nose offers scents of dried flowers, earthy underbrush and anise, along with a touch of menthol austerity. Then drier and less open-knit in the mouth than the Rocche, and much harder to taste today. But this is textbook austere young Barolo that includes all of the key Barolo food groups. Finishes with big, granular, toothcoating tannins and a lingering note of dried flowers. Am I underrating this today?"International Wine Cellar 93-94 points

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