Podere Rocche dei Manzoni di Valentino Barolo Big 'd Big 2010
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
|Brand||Podere Rocche dei Manzoni di Valentino|
VinousThe 2010 Barolo Big 'd Big emerges from vines in the Mosconi vineyard. Smoke, tobacco, licorice and savory herbs burst from the glass in a huge, strapping Barolo endowed with massive power and sheer explosiveness. White pepper and sweet floral notes add an exotic dimension of complexity and nuance on the finish. There is an exoticism in the Big that is impossible to miss.
James SucklingDried berry, cherry and dried-mushroom character. Citrus. White truffle. Full body, chewy tannins and a polished finish. Soft and juicy. Shows a more delicate hand with the new wood than in the past. Better in 2016.