2000 Giovanni Corino Barolo Rocche Annunziata

Year: 2000
Appellation: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 90
Vinous Media: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$69.95

BACK STORY: FROM MY SUPPLIER I HAVE DONE BUSINESS WITH FOR YEARS, FROM HIS PERSONAL CELLAR NEVER SEEING LITE OF DAY!!..I HAVE JUST TASTED AND BOUGHT REMAINING INVENTORY!!..PRISTINE AGED PRODUCT FOR PENNIES!!

"Lots of plum and toasted oak character. Dried flowers. Full-bodied, with supervelvety tannins and an ultrarefined palate. Round, caressing and delicious. Needs time, but so attractive now that it's hard to hold back. Best after 2008. 330 cases made, 120 cases imported. -JS" (WS)

"The 2000 Barolo Rocche has lost quite a bit of its fruit and is fairly far along in its development. Hints of flowers, dried herbs and mint add a measure of complexity on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014.

These wines were made before brothers Renato and Giuliano Corino had divided their family’s estate. Today the Rocche is made by Renato. Each brother bottles a Vecchie Vigne (old-vine) Barolo, but the vines that inform the 2000 currently belong to Giuliano." (WA)

"The 2000 Barolo Rocche has lost quite a bit of its fruit and is fairly far along in its development. Hints of flowers, dried herbs and mint add a measure of complexity on the finish." (VM)