2004 Cavallotto Fratelli Barolo Bricco Boschis

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I recently attended a 2004 Barolo/Barbaresco tasting event with Toronto Vintners Club where this was one of the stars of the night. Interestingly it was the first wine of the evening. Dark in color with a nose of dark berries and dried fruits. On the mid palate the wine still has some lovely red fruits backed almost immediately by some firm tannins and some super complex dryness. This wine is holding it own very well. I would give it a 90. A lovely big wine. Be sure and pair it with something big or you won’t be tasting the food. And be sure and try the wine without food to enjoy the complexities of the finish. Yumm.

2004 Cavallotto Fratelli Barolo Bricco Boschis (Barolo) $59
The 2004 Barolo Bricco Boschis tastes just like it did from barrel, which is to say sweet, layered and totally irresistible. The ripe red fruit is incredibly primary, and this wine is years away from offering its finest drinking, but it is already very impressive at this stage. This is an especially refined, elegant vintage for this wine, and I can only say that I await the Riservas with eager anticipation. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024. 93 pts. Wine Advocate, October 2008

From the LCBO web site for the current vintage in the stores:
Cavallotto Bricco Boschis Barolo 2009 – VINTAGES#: 579276
STYLE – Full-bodied & Firm
Cavallotto still travels under the radar, but is one of the finest Barolo producers. Its Bricco Boschis is bold and beautiful, offering intense rose and berry aromas layered with eucalyptus. The creamy palate delivers cherry, spice and balsamic notes, along with hints of Alpine herbs. To let this complex wine develop fully, drink it after 2019. Special Designation: Editor’s Choice. Score – 95. (Kerin O’Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, Sept. 2013)
$88.00

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