2001 Ceretto Barbaresco Bricco Asili Bernadot

($67) Medium red. Strawberry, rose petal and oak scents on the nose. Supple, juicy and perfumed, with spicy flavors of red cherry and tart red berries complicated by a note of caramel from the oak. Densely packed and youthfully wound-up; currently showing a bit more texture than complexity. Finishes with dusty tannins and very good length.

89

2001 Ceretto Barbaresco Bricco Asili Bricco Asili

($125) Full red, deeper than the Bernadot but not brighter. Spicy red fruits, flowers and exotic spices on the nose. Tight, juicy and penetrating, with a strong mineral quality. Denser but even more backward than the Bernadot. Finishes with firm but fine tannins and excellent length. This wears its oak gracefully.

91(+?)

2000 Ceretto Bricco Rocche Barolo Prapo

($72) Medium red. Somewhat autumnal aromas of bonfire, smoky oak and spices. Juicy, spicy and firm, with less density and flesh than this producer's other 2000 Barolos. The finish here is a bit dustier and drier, with strong spicy oak showing today.

88

2000 Ceretto Bricco Rocche Barolo Brunate

($72) Medium red. Expressive aromas of redcurrant, cherry, iron, dried rose and woodsmoke; oakier today than the Bricco Rocche Bricco Rocche. Then floral and high-pitched, with juicy flavors of redcurrant, strawberry, mocha and rose petal. Very suave if rather oaky Barolo. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and notes of tobacco leaf and underbrush.

90

2000 Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche Bricco Rocche

($199) Medium red. Complex, scented nose of strawberry, dried rose petal, tobacco and spicy oak. Penetrating, firm-edged flavors of strawberry, minerals, licorice and rose petal. Juicy and impressively intense, with excellent energy in the mouth; a bit less pliant today than the Brunate. Finishes vibrant and long, with building tannins and a bit of youthful austerity. Fresh and backward for the vintage. (Clicquot, Inc., New York NY

91(+?)
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