Rocche dei Manzoni, Barolo DOCG (Piedmont, Italy) Bricco San Pietro, Vigna d’la Roul 2015 

($90):  Rocche dei Manzoni’s Bricco San Pietro is slightly denser than their Vigna Cappella di S. Stefano, but displays the same elegance and power.  Glorious smoky and savory nuances accent and complement its gorgeous  fruitiness.  There’s not a hint of over-ripeness.  Lively, lip-smacking acidity conveys enormous freshness.  The tannins are present, of course, but not intrusive nor do they unbalance the wine.  This one and Rocche dei Manzoni’s Vigna Cappella di S. Stefano are two different, yet equally enthralling wines.  Patience and cellar space are required for both.
96 Michael Apstein Jun 4, 2019