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2016 Figli Luigi Oddero Rocche Rivera Barolo

Piedmont, ITALY
$350. 00
$4200.00 Dozen
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
Rocche Rivera is a 2.5-hectare parcel inside the Scarrone cru located in Castiglione Falletto with sandy calcareous soils. The celebrated Rocche di Castiglione is located adjacent, and the Pira cru is directly above. Rocche Rivera enjoys an ideal position in one of the best-performing areas of the appellation in this classic vintage. The Figli Luigi Oddero 2016 Barolo Rocche Rivera is stunning, with a level of harmony and purity that makes an immediate and lasting impact. The wine shows pristine fruit aromas backed by wild rose, tar, ash and blood orange. Those aromas hang in perfect balance. The wine is firmly compact and solid in terms of mouthfeel, requiring a few extra years of cellar time to fully unwind. This beautiful 6,000-bottle release will hit the market in October 2020.
97+ points
Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (July 2020)

New leather, pressed rose, underbrush, dark spice and camphor are just some of the aromas you'll find on this extraordinary red. Full bodied, with depth and finesse, the elegant, structured palate delivers ripe Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, liquorice and tobacco framed in firm fine-grained tannins. Fresh acidity provides impeccable balance and aging potential.
98 points
Kerin O’Keefe - Wine Enthusiast