Just mid ruby with pale orange rim. Pretty nose of cherry and wild strawberry. Almost liqueur-like cherry fruit on the palate and with bags of chewy tannins. Hints of soft herb liqueur on the finish, yet with good lift. (WS)
Wine Advocate - Monica Larner
The 2012 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is a dark Nebbiolo with good structure and a linear approach. There are distant notes of cured meat, leather and spice that play a supporting role to dark fruit and plum. The finish is long and shows good complexity. This is a well built Barolo that needs extra years of cellar aging before it loses its baby fat.
Antonio Galloni Vinous
The 2012 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is wonderfully lifted and precise in the glass, qualities that aren't typical of this renowned site in Castiglione Falletto. Crushed rose petals, anise, mint and red cherry all meld together. In 2012, the Bricco Fiasco is decidedly feminine and gracious, with striking aromatics but less of the muscle than is often present. The 2012 should drink well with minimal cellaring. Although not especially representative of its origins, the 2012 is a very pretty wine in its own right.