Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2004 Barolo Boscareto is a more vibrant and larger-scaled wine than the Serralunga. It presents lovely harmony in an expression of dark cherries, plums, spices, toasted oak and menthol, showing terrific overall balance and well-integrated tannins. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2019. (Oct 2008)
The color is deep ruby red. The nose is persistent with powerful aromas such as licorice, spices, minerals, vanilla, and ripe black fruits. Big bodied with decisive tannins, but well-balanced by the richness of the aromas and great complexity that increases as the wine opens up in the bottle and the glass. It is incredibly long and tangy on the finish. For better enjoyment, this wine should be uncorked a few hours before the meal. Perfect with roasted and stewed red meats as well as with hard cheeses from raw milk such as cheddar and provolone.
Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation is carried out with no temperature control and with manual punch downs during the fermentation process. Maceration on the skins for 40 to 60 days; Malolactic fermentation in steel for 30 days.
Ageing: 2 years in 3,000-lt Slavonian barrels and 1 year in bottle.