BAROLO 2012 RISERVA ROCCHE DELL’ANNUNZIATA: 93 Aged in large casks, this exhibits sweet cherry and tobacco aromas and is quite floral too. Fresh but concentrated, a firm and linear palate shows grip and vigour. It’s not very expressive now, but it has some punch and is balanced, solid and long. Drink 2020-2035
BAROLO 2015 ROCCHE DELL’ANNUNZIATA: 91 points Balsamic aromas of eucalyptus mix with rosed, baked plum, violet and a whiff of oak-driven spice. The dense palate doles out dried black cherry, blood orange, vanilla and licorice, while taut, fine-grained tannins provide support. It closes on a coffee bean note.