Boroli is a 2nd generation producer of very fine Barolo. An estate which has holdings in some of Barolo’s greatest vineyards sites including Cerequio and Villero. It is the latter that we have gone for, and we have two vintages to offer, all at different stages of development.
Villero is situated in Castiglione Falletto and is one of the top rated vineyards according to the map of Barolo from the 1970s by Renato Ratti, a classification that is still used widely today. There are 8 producers of Villero including some of Barolo’s greatest producers such as Giuseppe Mascarello and Vietti. Boroli is a little under-the-radar.
The wines produced here are a combination of power and rich dark fruits. It could be argued that Borolo is a modernist as they used French oak, but that is not the whole picture: the wines are properly extracted with dense, rich tannins and no typicity sacrificed for their richness.
These are outstanding bargains and worthy of any cellar.
Richard Ballantyne MW