Deep ruby red color with garnet hues. The nose is very elegant, showing complex tertiary notes of dark cocoa, ripe raspberry, plum and peppery hints. The sip is extremely polished, rich, well-structured and well balanced with smooth tannins and a long flavorful finish.
Ideal with grilled liver sausages and robust dishes such as roasts, braises, all types of game, and with aged hard cheeses.
A rich version, whose fleshy texture envelops cherry, plum, licorice, earth and mint flavors. Balanced, with civilized tannins and a lingering finish that echoes the plum and spice flavors, adding a mineral element. Best from 2025 through 2045.
RP92Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The Giovanni Rosso 2017 Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d’Alba shows the true grit and balanced power of this celebrated village. The wine sits pretty in the glass with a dark garnet hue and faint touches of red brick. Dried blackberry and cassis segue to earthy tones, rusty metal, tea leaf and dried orange peel. Those reddish mineral tones follow until the end, giving more structure and power to this hot-vintage Barolo.
Aromas of violet, iris, camphor and woodland berries emerge from the glass. On the linear, structured palate, tightly wound, fine-grained tannins support wild strawberry, blood orange and star anise before an almost salty mineral finish. Fresh acidity keeps it well-balanced. Drink 2025–2037.