2008 Barolo, pure Nebbiolo from Piedmont
The 2008 Big’d Big of Rocche dei Manzoni displays a ruby-tinted dark and intense red colour. The nose is strong on ripe red berry aromas such as blue berry, raspberry or even cherry, but also more toasted and spicy notes such as vanilla. On the palate, the 2008 Big’d Big is round with elegant tannins and a persistent finish. The pure Nebbiolo Barolo was aged for 36 to 48 months in wooden barrels, and then for 12 months in bottles before being put on sale.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2008 Barolo Big 'd Big is a dark, inward wine. Smoke, licorice, tobacco and smoke add complexity to the seriously intense core of dark red fruit. This is the most muscular and sinewy of the 2008 Baroli from Rocche dei Manzoni. The Big doesn't have the early appeal of some of the other wines, but it should age quite well. The sheer integrity of the fruit is striking, as is the huge, dramatic finish. Hints of iron and tar linger in the empty glass. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028.