This is an impressive wine that beautifully captures the classic personality of this vintage. The Bruno Rocca 2016 Barbaresco Curr? sees fruit from Neive, a subzone that is often characterized by the subtle power and structure of its wines. In this vintage, Curr? shows balanced fruit intensity with delicate hints of toasted almond, iron rust and aniseed. There is depth and persistence for long cellar aging. What I like best about this wine is that it captures the essence of Barbaresco, a winemaking zone focused on Nebbiolo that often delivers a more open-knit and fragile interpretation when compared to neighboring Barolo. Curr? is aged in small oak barrels for one year, with a second year in large oak casks, topped off with 10 months in bottle.

Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (95)