James Suckling April 2019
Score: 93 points
Aromas of terracotta, rust, hazelnuts and dried strawberries follow throung to a full body. Round, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. This has a soft texture. Drink or hold.
Antonio Galloni VINOUS Oct 2017
Score: 90 points
Dark cherry, orange peel, spice, dried flowers and a touch of French oak are some of the notes that grace the 2012 Barolo Roggeri. Medium in body, with a decidedly exotic flavor profile, the Roggeri is another Barolo from Ciabot Berton that will drink well with minimal cellaring.
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2017
Score: 95 points GOLD MEDAL
www.JancisRobinson.com 30 Nov 2015 (WS) - Preview
More youthful looking than the straight Barolo. Concentrated ruby with orange tinges. Compact and precise cherry nose with lovely depth. Plenty of enjoy here, with savoury, minerally notes and a touch of orange and rust. Precise, linear and very tight palate that is still little locked up, but with great potential. Elegant palate weight and masses of tannins. Long and brooding.
www.jamessuckling.com - 19 Feb 2017
Score: 93 points
Plum and flower aromas follow through to a full body, silky and juicy tannins and a flavorful finish. Remains subtle and lively.
THE WORLD OF FINE WINE Issue 55/2017
Score: 90 points
Sweet floral nose, roses and violets with an underlay of raspberry fruit. Sleek and svelte, with La Morra elegance in spades and stylish if modest tannins. A descreet style but it's seductive and textured. Very subdued now but has finesse and length (Stephen Brook).
Clear, limpid red. Soft, ripe red fruits: moist pipe tobacco, a sweet autumnal earthiness.
Almost dimpled, kinky fruits but it works very well. On the palate this is refined, enticing and very good. Soft, comely open with beautifully teased ripeness. If Barolo is a fine wine that, by dint of its aging procedures, you really can open, drink, savor and relish on release, this is really the perfect example of that. I don't doubt that it will age well, since its component elements seem to me to be outstanding, but it is very detaining and lovely just now. Not quite as deep as some, but for me aromatically gorgeous. No sense of it being a secondary vintage here, other than the wine's grace and charm at this early stage (Andrew Jefford).
www.JancisRobinson.com 30 Nov 2015 (WS)
Deep ruby with orange tinges. Lavish nose of cherry interspersed with spice and herbs. Intense and supple palate and with higher acidity than the 2011 Rocchettevino. Elegant, long an with compact tannins. Lots of promise.
Punteggio: 4 grappoli
Granato didascalico. Naso più croccante e fresco degli altri Barolo con arancia sanguinella e viola mammola. Poi sensazioni di legna arsa e noce moscata. Bella la sapidità impattiva in un sorso armonico dai tannini sfumati.Lungo il ricordo dopo la degustazione.
VITAE 2017 Associazione Italiana Sommelier
Punteggio: 3 Viti
Rosso granato ancora compatto. Naso che veicola dapprima note di china e assenzio, poi speziatura dolce, frutti rossi appena macerati, viola e rosa essiccate. In bocca convince per l'equilibrio e i tannini ben fusi, ma anche per la bella persistenza.
Berliner Wein Trophy 2016
Score: Silver Medal
Quench Magazine Gurvinder Bhatia, August 2016
Pure crushed berries and plums with a hint of spice; full-bodied and compact, with loads of rich fruit and big, velvety tannins. A tight core; concentrated yet elegant and balanced with a long, lingering finish.
Lovely. Great with roasted meats and earthy dishes.
Vinealia.org - 22/09/2015
Granato di buona profondità. Intenso al naso, note chinate, e di rabarbaro, balsamico, elegante. Discreta struttura, bella trama tannica, lunghissima la persistenza, sentori di bastoncino di liquirizia.
JancisRobinson.com – March 30th, 2015
Score: 17,5+ points
Fermented in cement tanks and macerated on the skins for up to 20 days including the alcoholic fermentation. Aged in French and Slavonian oak casks.
Just mid ruby. Lifted spicy nose just beginning to show some nebbiolo fruit, but the brooding concentration is evident. Really distinct and stony. Great interplay between firm, coating tannins and tangy acidity. Has a lovely mid weight to it. The fruit is still hiding a little, so clearly one for the cellar. Elegant and slumbering and with lots of stuffing, 14,5%. Drink 2016-2032 (WS)
James Suckling.com – August 22th, 2014
Score: 91 points
Fresh rose with a layer of clear, stony air on the nose. Hint of earthiness and dried mushroom, plus mountain leaves with tannin. Good harmony with silky sweatness. Better in 2016.
Bibenda 2015 – Fondazione Italiana Sommelier
Naso classico e intenso di viola essiccata, confettura di prugna, liquirizia, cacao, noce moscata. Bocca potente e sapida , mirabile nel tannino e nell'equilibrio.
Vitae 2015 – Associazione Italiana Sommelier
Granato scuro. Note eteree che veicolano un bouquet di fiori essiccati, frutta sotto spirito e confettura, spezie scure, liquirizia dolce. Lento nel concedersi e dal finale balsamico. Irrompe freschissimo in bocca, per poi lasciare la scena a gusto e tannino.
"Top Barolo 2010 & Barbaresco 2011", Ian D'Agata
Score: 18/20pts (93/100pts)
Ripe, sweet tannins and menthol tobacco nuances accent ripe dark cherry flavours.
A LA CARTE
Magazin für Ess-und Trinkkultur
"König des Piemont" von Willi Balanjuk
24 November 2014
Score: 91 points
Mittlere Farbe, intensive Nase, dunkelbeerig, straff, weich, saftig, weiche Textur, geschliffen, straffes Finish.
Colore di media intensità, al naso è intenso con sentori di frutta a bacca scura, austero, morbido, succoso, struttura morbida e levigata, finale potente.
Alessandro Masnaghetti – Enogea – II Serie, N. 55
Raccolto, direi addirittura trattenuto, specie al naso. Bocca invece più generosa, per quanto focalizzata su un tannino dal grip piuttosto deciso. Meglio tra uno o due anni.
International Wine Report – November 2014
Score: 90 points
The 2010 'Roggeri' opens up with lovely aromas of fresh strawberries, cherries, licorice, leather spices and dried floral. This is structured around a medium body and backed by fine tannins which carry through into the long chewy finish. Today the wine is a bit austere and still shows a youthful edge, but give it a bit more time. (Best 2016-2024).
Silver Medal at Decanter Asia Wine Awards
The nose is rich with oak and charcuterie hints. The palate is refined powerful and elegant all balanced with figs, cherry, clove and cigar box and green tobacco. Complex, long and very satisfying.
13 January 2014 - 93 POINTS
This is very classy for the vintage with a beautiful core of fruit and tannins. Very refined. Full body and very rich but all in balance. Beautiful wine for the vintage. Better in 2015
WEINPUR - Ed. 1/14
Pudrig-süße Note, Kirsche, auch etwas kühl wirkend, dicht, kraftvoll, süßer Kern, dazu reichlich feinkörniges tannin, auch ein wenig Holz mitschwingend, mittellang. Zucchero a velo, ciliegia, abbastanza fresco, denso, potente, nucleo dolce arricchito da un tannino fine e da sentori di legno, mediamente lungo.
ANTONIO GALLONI - VINOUS (Oct. 2013)
Dark red cherry, plum, mint, spice and licorice overtones flow from the 2009 Barolo Roggeri. Deep, fleshy and impeccably balanced, the 2009 possesses gorgeous harmony and class. All the elements fall into place in a sexy, supple Barolo to drink now and over the next handful of years.
91 Points - Drink 2013-2016
GAMBERO ROSSO - 2 BICCHIERI
BIBENDA 2014 - 4 GRAPPOLI
LA GUIDA DE L'ESPRESSO 2014
15,5/20 – 3 BOTTIGLIE
Sosatanza, grinta e sapidità tannica sono i tratti caratteristici dei due Barolo, offerti al mercato con un ottimo rapporto qualità/prezzo.
WINE REVIEW ONLINE.COM – 27/08/2013
This is an intense, aggressively, modern wine with lots of oak showing in its youth, but it also shows excellent concentration and depth that enables it to come off as balanced, if rather brooding. Ripe but not raisiny, with dark toned fruit that is very dense and powerful, this will benefit considerably from five years of ageing, but
(like many big 2009s) is already enjoyable with robust food.
WINE ENTHUSIAST – 01/09/2013
This Barolo shows the forwardness of the vintage, it’s delicious now. The fragrance shows ripe plum, balsamic herbs and a whiff of leather. The palate offers lush black cherry and plum flavors layered with coffee and chocolate notes and big but ripe tannins.
ELMUNDOVINO – Todos los vinos catados a ciegas, Mayo 2013
Concentrated ruby with orange tinges on the rim. A good mouthful of ripe fruit. Full bodied and with the right dose of acidity, but on the whole a little rustic.
16 Points – Drink 2016-2026
ENOGEA – Alessandro Masnaghetti
C’è e si fa sentire, usando come portavoce un tannino assai fiero, capace di compattezza e anche di qualche sgarbo vinaccioloso. Rovere ancora tutto da domare.
20 December 2013 - 93 POINTS
This is full and powerful with chewy tannins and lots of chocolate, berry, tar and spice character. Very intense. Try in 2015
ROBERT PARKER – Antonio Galloni
The estate’s 2008 Barolo Roggeri is much more inthe style that has been the estate’s Achilles heel over the years. Dark berries, mocha, licorice, tar and spices struggle to emerge, but ultimately the French oak is simply too much for the wine’s mid-weight personality. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018
THE WORLD OF FINE WINE – Nicolas Belfrage, Bruno Besa e Jancis Robinson
NB: Medium-full color correct. Fruit mingles with spice and herbs for dominance on nose. Some wood? Quite a chunky wine, tannins noticeable but sweet/savory fruit behind, solid structure matched by well-expressed fruit. Good length. Needs time. Drink from 2016, ideally.
BB: Deep garnet to brick, tawny rim. Complex small-red-fruit nose, with prunes and cassis. Full-body palate, with sweet black-fruit character, a touch jammy but fairly long and balanced. Young wine that should develop gracefully.
JR: Dark ruby. Quite an untense blackish ruby color. High-toned soapy nose. Very marked tannins. Quite a dense, ambitious wine that is less obviously Piemontese than some. Rather thick and foot-dragging for the moment. Needs quite a time. Drink 2017-25.
TOTAL SCORE: 16 Points
KYLE PHILLIPS’S ITALIAN WINE REVIEW – Garantito IGP: Tasting in Piemonte
Deep garnet with black reflections and almandine rim. Darker than many. The bouquet is fairly powerful, with greenish cedary notes mingled with some floral accents, violets and lavender, and some spice. Not much fruit. On the palate it’s ample, with moderate sour cerry fruit blanketed by cedary tannins that lay a veneer over the palate and flow into a splintery oaky finish. Lots of oak, and if you like that you will like the wine. But you have to be a fan of oak. 1 Star
JANCIS ROBINSON- Barolo 2008, some gems
Dark ruby. Quite an untense blackish ruby color. High-toned soapy nose. Very marked tannins. Quite a dense, ambitious wine that is less obviously Piemontese than some. Rather thick and foot-dragging for the moment. Needs quite a time. Drink 2017-25. 16 Points
BAROLO-BLOG.BLOGSPOT.IT – Barolo, Barbaresco and Nebbiolo as we see (and drink) them – CIABOT BERTON
A rich tasting Barolo.
BIBENDA 2013: Classico e di austera eleganza: fiori secchi, sottobosco,bacche, confettura, spezie dolci, cacao. Muscoli e potenza tenuti a bada da freschezza e tannino. Punteggio: 4 grappoli
VINIBUONI D' ITALIA 2013: Appena sotto il Barolo Ciabot Berton troviamo il Barolo Roggeri che sintetizza al naso fiori, balsami, tabacco e cuoio e sta affinando in bottiglia il carattere ancora un po' irruento, con proiezioni evolutive interessanti. Punteggio: 3 stelle
IL GAMBERO ROSSO 2013: La Famiglia Oberto dispone di pregiate vigne, coltivate principalmente con uva nebbiolo, in diversi cru di La Morra. Bel risultato per le tre etichette di Barolo '08, dal facile e morbido Roggeri, al profumatissimo Rocchettevino sino alla liquiriziosa e potente versione base. Punteggio: 2 bicchieri
WEIN.PUR 5/12 (Tipp der Redaktion für einen charaktervollen Wein, der besonders Trinkvergnügen bereitet) Jugendliches Fruchtspiel, offenherzig, schön; kompakt, saftige Dichte, sehr angenehm, strukturiert, wunderbare Harmonie, macht Spaß und kann sich noch weiter entwickeln. Top!
(Consigliato dalla redazione : vino che emerge per lo spiccato carattere e la particolare piacevolezza) Fruttato, franco, bel vino; compatto, densamente succoso, molto piacevole, strutturato, meravigliosa armonia, invita a bere e rivela un buon potenziale. Top!
JANCIS ROBINSON (07/06/2012) La Morra. Deep ruby with orange tinges. Creamy, sweet oak and dried fruit/fruitcake. Brash and modern and made in an accessible style. Low acidity, and gripping, full tannin. Drink 2012 to 2026. Score: 16 points
WINE SPECTATOR Insider (03/10/12 Vol.8, No. 39): A warm red, exuding tar, tobacco, cherry, floral and sun-baked earth aromas and flavors, with a long, spicy finish. This still has the chewy texture courtesy of the tannins, but is developing nicely. Best from 2014 through 2026. Score: 93 points
L'ACQUA BUONA (30/11/2011): Dal potenziale interessante, si trova in una fase evolutiva contraddittoria, con tannino e acidità non del tutto amalgamati. Poco bilanciamento ora, occorre distensione. Ma i fieri contrasti di cui si innerva potrebbero deporre a favor futuro.
WINE ADVOCATE (Oct 2011):
The single-vineyard 2007 Barolo Roggeri is deeper and more powerful than the regular bottling, but also quite a bit more tannic. The dark fruit is attractive, but the use of French oak dominates the wine's balance. Sweet spices, leather and licorice linger on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2019. Ciabot Berton is a solid, reliable producer in La Morra. Drink: 2014 - 2019. Rating 88, by Antonio Galloni
WINE ENTHUSIAST (09/1/2011): This is a tight and compact expression of Barolo with some meaty, earthy aromas at the back of berry fruit, cola and dried herbs. There is a lighter, more feminine side to the bouquet that is successfully contrasted against the bolder, thicker feel this wine imparts in the mouth. Score: 91 points
JANCISROBINSON.COM: 15.5 Drink 2012-19 La Morra. Medium concentrated ruby with orange rim. Initially somewhat marked by oak. Ripe fruit with cherry on the finish. Straightforard and well balanced and with ripe tannin. 15.5 Drink 2012-19 (WS)
WINE ENTHUSIAST (12/1/2010): Blackberry, sweet vanilla and candied fruit are backed by oak-related aromas of spice and tobacco: but the real beauty of this wine is that those determined aromas are backed by a delicate fluttering of cola, licorice and eucalyptus. This is a long aging wine and the natural heft and thickness of its texture suggests that it has many years to go. Score: 92 points
WINE ADVOCATE (Dec 2010):
The estate's 2006 Barolo Roggeri reveals a darker shade of red in its intense, weighty fruit. This is a richer, more virile Barolo than the entry-level wine, but, it too, possesses gorgeous balance and a long, persistent finish that invites a second taste. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022. Drink: 2012 - 2022. Rating 90, by Antonio Galloni
DECANTER: Classic savoury., dark fruit, fennel rosesand violet perfume. Immediatly accessible red with balanced ripe fruit, refreshing acidity, nice use of oak and well-judged tannins. Ripe and silky. 17,5. Drink 2015-2022
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WINE ENTHUSIAST: Blackberry, sweet vanilla and candied fruit are backed by oak-related aromas of spice and tobacco. But, the real beauty of this wine is that those determined aromas are backed by a delicate fluttering of cola , liquoricwe and eucalyptus. This is a long ageing wine and the natural heft and thikness of its texture suggests tht it has many years to go. M.L. 92
JANCISROBINSON.COM : Dark crimson with a little evolution on the rim. Treacly and rather alluring in a polished way. Very rich start. Very flashy but in the true Barolo idiom. Pretty tough finish for the moment. Wait! 16.5 Drink 2015-2023 (JR)
DECANTER: 4 stars ( "Highly Recommended")
WINEREVIEWONLINE.COM (July 6, 2010): The aromas are expressive and interesting, followed by a sweet midpalate with delicate flavors. Ripe tannin firms the finish without drying it. 91 points.
DUEMILAVINI 2011: Bel naso di piccoli frutti rosssi, alloro, note balsamiche e china. Palato subito fresco e avvolgente con tannini palpitanti per un finale deciso, fruttato, di territorio. Vinificazione in cemento, poi barrique e rovere di Slavonia. Quattro grappoli
VINIBUONI D'ITALIA 2011:Il Barolo Roggeri 2006 va a quattro stelle perché intreccia al naso note speziate di noce moscata, liquirizia e tabacco a spunti di fiori passiti, violetta e ciliegia nera.Ha buona corrispondenzagusto-olfattiva e scorre intenso, continuo e vigoroso chiudendo con tannini fini e già dolci. Quattro stelle
I VINI D'ITALIA 2011: 15,5/20
DECANTER (August 2010): Recommended, 3 stars
Big, rich, perfumed and savoury with lots of fruit.
A powerful wine that is at ease with itself. Very good.
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DUEMILAVINI 2010: Frutta rossa matura,viola,liquirizia, caffè e mentolo all’olfatto. Caldo, di buona freschezza e tannini vivi, ha buona corrispondenza gusto-olfattiva e chiude fruttato e di mandorla amara. In cemento la vinificazione e poi barrique e rovere di Slavonia. 4 grappoli
WORLD OF FINE WINES (Issue 25 2009)
Nicholas Belfrage: Good fruit behind, but lots of oak up-front on both nose and palate. Creamy tannins, which is good, and the acid is also good, but it’s just that bit too international wood-wise. 13
Roy Richards: bitter-cherry nose. Second nose: bitter chocolate. This is traditional, but august rather than rustic. It’s not a beauty today, but certainly has the potential to become so over time. 16
Franco Ziliani: ruby-violet, intense color. The nose is very complex and intense, with ripe fruit, wild game, leather, tobacco, earth, and mineral notes. Very harmonious and rich on the palate, with fantastic tannic structure, great persistence, and an earthy, mineral, savory character. Good potential for aging, as well. 16.5
VINUM (september 2008): Zürckhaltende Nase mit feinen Noten roter Beeren, auch würzige Komponenten; am Gaumen kompakt, geschmeidig, leckere geschliffene Gerbstoffe, fein ziselierte Säure, endet in einem leckeren, eleganten Fruchtfinale. 17 Punkte
WINE SPECTATOR (june 15 2008): Complex aromas of tar, rose, strawberry and light earth follow to a full body, with a dense core of fruit and silky, refined and racy tannins. Balanced and beautyful already. Best after 2011. 92 points. 500 cases made. J. S.
THE WINE NEWS MAGAZINE: Ample nose of ripe black cherry with hints of new leather and licorice, all of wich echo on the palate. Well balanced and powerful with big, dusty tannins and racy acidity. Best after 2012. Score: 93
DECANTER (may 2009): rich cherry nose,with subdued oak, but underlyng power. Upfront, juicy,modern. Concentrated fruit with ripe tannins. Long. From 2009. 15.5 Point - Reccomended
WINE ADVOCATE (Apr 2009)
These 2004 Barolos are the finest wines I have tasted from Ciabot Berton. The 2004 Barolo Roggeri is richer darker and more powerful than the Barolo, but not necessarily a better wine. There additional fruit is matched by similarly intense tannins, and it looks like the structural components will win out over the fruit. Still, the wine should drink nicely over the next few years. Licorice, spices and flowers linger on the finish, adding a nice degree of complexity to the fruit. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2018. Drink: 2010 - 2018. Rating 90, by Antonio Galloni
DUEMILAVINI 2009: Barolo di ottima definizione e profondità, con intreccio al naso di note speziate e floreali molto eleganti. Si fanno notare viola, ciliegia, fiori appassiti, liquirizia, noce moscata, tabacco. Al gusto intensità e vigore di riguardo, tannini fini e dolci. Una bella sorpresa. 24 mesi di rovere, tra barrique e botte grande. 4 grappoli
GUIDA AI MIGLIORI VINI D’ITALIA 2009: Concentrato, con note di caffè e di erbe medicinali oltre ad una bella ciliegia nera. Setosi i tannini. 91 punti (58° posizione su 100 vini)
VINI BUONI D’ITALIA 2009: Austero, suadente, generoso, con tannini ben controllati. 4 stelle
WINE SPECTATOR (october 2007): This shows very ripe fruit, with plum and dried flower aromasthat follow through to a full bodied palate , with velvety tannins and a chewy finish. Big and juicy. Best after 2010. 92 points. 500 cases made. – JS.
WINE ADVOCATE (online): The 2003 Barolo Roggeri is darker and richer, but also more advanced in its flavors. It, too, is compromised by the hard, un ripe tannins that dominate its balance. Anticipated maturity 2008-2015. Rating 86, by Antonio Galloni
WINE SPECTATOR (january 12, 2006): An opulent wine for the vintage with blackberry, plum and light coffee aromas and flavours. Full-bodied, with juicy fruit and a chewy tannin structure. Long finish. Best after 2008. 91 points.
DECANTER (may 2006): Restreined, spicy nose, the underlying intensità of cassis-type fruit aromas. Good intensità of flavour backed up with good structure. 5 to 10 years. 15,4 – Recommended
VINUM 2008 (dic. 2005): Si riconoscono al naso i frutti di bosco, il cioccolato ed il cuoio. In bocca ha smalto, pienezza tannino levigato. Il finale è lungo su note di ciliegie nere. Gradevole. Da bere dal 2007 al 2011. 16,5
FALSTAFF (nov-dez 2005): Funkelndes Granatrot; sehr klare, prägnante Nase mit ausgeprägtern Aroma nach Weichselkirschen, unterlegt von leicht mineralischen Noten; zeigt am Gaumen viel griffiges Tannin, feinkörnig, viel dunkelbeerige Frucht, im Finale nach Lakritze, anhaltend und mit schönem Druck, geschmeidig. 91 punti
WINESPECTATOR (31 dic. 2004): Very pretty, with floral, berry and citrus notes. Full bodied, with chewy tannins and strawberry and chocolate character. Balanced. Best after 2007. 92 points
DECANTER (Nov. 2003): Big and soft, with all the right flavours. 4 stars, highly recommended