Barolo Bricco Boschis, 2011, Cavallotto, Piedmont, Italy

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Barolo tends to be divided between two camps, the traditionalists and the modernists. Both have their good points but we find that the best producers are often those that combine the two philosophies. To be free of dogma is to be free to do your best with what you have, unhindered by preconceptions. Cavallotto take exactly this approach to wine-making resulting in complex and elegant Baroli that are released only when they have acquired perfect maturity. The Barolo Bricco Boschis is a cru in and of itself. Ruby red at the core with slight garnet reflections, this intense Barolo has an ethereal nose, with powerful aromas of dried fruit, jam, liquorice, and violet. A rich, full-bodied wine, it is warm and quite soft, with evident but ripe and sweet tannins.