"Brovia's 2016s are all finesse" Part Two
2016 Brovia Barolo Garblèt Sué

Posted by Joe Salamone

A couple of days ago, we offered Brovia's 2016 Barolo normale. Today, we're happy to present the Garblèt Sué.

The 2016 vintage represents a high point for this great traditionalist. Just like the 2016 normale, the 2016 Garblèt Sué is one of the best examples of the wine that we've tasted. 

Garblèt Sué struts the combination of power and impressively nervy core that makes this such an exciting, high-wire act wine. Garblèt Sué is a south/southeast-facing vineyard with predominantly limestone soils that are felt in the wine's kinetic intensity.  

Typically, there's a certain ruggedness to the wine. The 2016 Garblèt Sué consolidates these qualities and adds an uncommon amount of refinement to the wine. Antonio Galloni is spot on when he writes that 2016 "is incredibly sensual, with finer tannins than are the norm." 

As we said recently, the 2016 Piedmont vintage almost miraculously combines concentration with finesse and detail. The 2016 Garblèt Sué possesses a mysterious and subtle depth of complexity that's seriously compelling. 

For years, Brovia has been making some of the greatest classical Barolos around with prices that haven't caught up with their peers. The 2016 vintage represents one of their best efforts to date. Don't miss this watershed vintage of Garblèt Sué. 

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: "The 2016 Barolo Garblèt Sue' is laced with bright red small berry fruit, wild flowers, sage, mint, star anise, apricot and blood orange. In 2016, the Garblèt Sue' is incredibly sensual, with finer tannins than are the norm. A range of floral and savory notes add striking aromatic lift and exotic perfume. This is the most polished vintage of the Garblèt Sue' I can remember tasting. As always, the Garblèt Sue' is marked by a very obvious nervousness in its tannins, but the 2016 also has more than enough fruit to balance things out."