|Condition||From Original Wooden Case|
Made with certified organic fruit, the Ceretto 2018 Barolo Bricco Rocche shows thin texture and a mild personality with subtle aromas of dried rose, cassis and crushed stone. This vintage is more subdued for sure, but it's silky and accessible as well. Compared to past editions, this wine shows a shy set of aromas. I’ve opened the drinking window to allow for more time for its evolution.
Ripe red berries on the nose, together with some bitter-orange marmalade and spice. If you dig deep down, there’s an emerging note of truffle. Lovely, nascent complexity that’s also reflected on the medium-to full-bodied palate, which is tightly packed with all the goodies that the nose promised. The tannins firm up a bit at the end and need to soften a little to get full enjoyment. But so tempting now!
Castiglione Falletto. Just mid ruby with orange tinges. Distinctly minerally and with great purity of fruit under the saline hints. Generous raspberry and strawberry fruit with bags of powdery tannins on the finish. Closes up fast, but already hugely appealing even if it needs more age to come to full bloom. Long and fruit-driven and still light of touch. (WS)