From a vineyard site in the comune of Barolo at the heart of the appellation, the Broccardo 2016 Barolo Paiagallo shows a dense and loosely knit textural fiber with solid heft and power that gives the wine a heavy center of gravity. This is more of a braised meat Barolo than it is a pasta or agnolotti proposition. That bold construction leaves lots of wiggle room for hearty aromas of dark plum, licorice and exotic spice. The aromatic presentation here is more broad and wide than it is vertical. I imagine the wine will take on a new, linear shape as it continues its aging process. The entire Paiagallo vineyard measures 12 hectares, and Broccardo farms half a hectare in a position at 320 to 370 meters above sea level with south-facing, well-draining soils that are rich in potassium and phosphorus. Some 2,400 bottles will be released in September 2020.

Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (93)