2013 Bruno Rocca Rabaja Barbaresco
Here is an impressive achievement from Bruno Rocca. The 2013 Barbaresco Rabajà is fragrant and intense, but it never goes overboard. This wine expertly walks a fine line between understated elegance and varietal exuberance. The fruit is compact and sharp with aromas of cassis, white truffle and pressed violets. The wine leaves a clean and silky impression in the mouth. Drink 2018 - 2030.
Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (Sept 2017)
A wine of raw, almost animal power, Rocca's 2013 Barbaresco Rabajà is incredibly expressive today. The 2013 is bold, intense and powerful, yet it also has gorgeous sweetness and creaminess through the middle. Although very much an infant, the 2013 Rabajà has the balance and pedigree to develop beautifully for a number of years. The 2013 spent a year in French oak barrels, followed by a year in French oak casks. Drink 2021 - 2033.
Antonio Galloni - Vinous
Dried roses, tobacco, licorice, walnuts, hints of herbs and tar frame an extremely complex nose. Full body, a dense and dusty yet also refined center-palate, driving acidity and a long finish. Seriously delicious. Hard to resist now but better by 2019.