Andrea Oberto Barolo Rocche 2006

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SKU 08414


Intense ruby-red hue with light garnet reflections. Oaky notes perfectly blending in a flowery, spicy aroma make the wine extremely fine and balanced. Evident tannic sensations in mouth, which are unusual in the Barolo wines from Rocche dell'Annunziata cru, are well-integrated with a powerful but elegant structure.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Barolo
Brand Andrea Oberto
  • wa93+

Wine AdvocateThe 2006 Barolo Vigneto Rocche is the alter-ego of the Brunate. Where the Brunate is powerful the Rocche is refined, where the Brunate is intense, the Rocche is subtle. Floral red fruits, menthol and minerals are some of the notes that emerge from this high-toned, aromatic Barolo. The aromas and flavors seem to resonate off each other like voices in a cathedral, creating a sensation of endless discovery as the wine opens up in the glass. The structure of the vintage comes through on the energetic, vibrant finish. Here, too, patience is key, but this is shaping up to be another magnificent Barolo from Oberto. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.

Antonio Galloni, February 2010
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastHere's a dark, thick expression of Nebbiolo that is enhanced by modern touches of vanilla, espresso bean and sweet Christmas spice. There are background notes here of smoked ham, prune and earth and this beautiful wine radiates elegance and complexity. Pair it with gourmet Kobe beef.

Monica Larner, December 1, 2010