Robert Parker 94
Showing some immediate softness, the 2015 Barolo Garblet Sue’ is beautifully approachable and generously accommodating, even at this early stage in the wine’s drinking window. Bring it out with a selection of goat cheeses. It’s interesting to note that, at 40 years old, the vines of this cru in Castiglione Falletto actually rank as some of the youngest held by the Brovia estate, founded in 1863, before the unification of Italy.
The 2015 Barolo Garblet Sue’ is dense and powerful in the glass. A rush of black cherry, plum, lavender, iron and sage literally burst from the glass. Ample, full-bodied and intense, the Garblet Sue’ is another stellar wine in this range. The typically incisive Garblet Sue’ tannins are nearly buried by the sheer richness of the fruit. Today, the Garblet Sue’ is distinguished by its wild, feral profile and huge core of fruit. In this vintage, the Garblet is the overachiever in the range relative to how it shows in most vintages.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2041