2008 Barolo from Piedmont.
The 2008 Barolo Bricco Gattera of Italian Cordero Di Montezemolo is a rich, deep and strong wine. This purple-tinted very intense, deep coloured wine gives off red and black fruit aromas, such as cherry and blackberry, but also spices, tobacco and liquorice hints. On the palate, it is dense and ample since the ageing and tannins are quite melted. The finish is soft and blended.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2008 Barolo Bricco Gattera is richer, deeper and more powerful than the Monfalletto, but it isn't appreciably more complex or interesting. If anything, the oak appears to be a little more prominent than the wine's structure can support. Layers of dark red fruit, licorice and spices flow through to the dense, enveloping finish. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.