Starting with this vintage, this blended Barolo represents a blend of fruit from the Giachini and Boiolo vineyards in La Morra, and both sites see calcareous soils. The Carlo Revello & Figli 2016 Barolo R.G. is a delicately perfumed Nebbiolo with wild berries, crushed violets, campfire ash and powdered licorice. The aromas are bright and lifted, ceding to a softly textured mouthfeel with sweet and mild tannins. In terms of mouthfeel, this wine is distinguished by that gentle touch that comes with La Morra fruit.
94 points, Wine Advocate (July 2020)
The 2016 Barolo R.G. is now a blend of Giachini and Boiolo, as the Revellos have decided to bottle their Rocche dell'Annunziata, which formerly went into this blend (the 'R' in R.G.) as a Riserva. Powerful and dense, with broad tannins, the 2016 comes across as a bit rustic today. This is a decidedly virile style.
91 points, Vinous (February 2020)
La Morra. Old school now, was new school, was old school, 2016 newer school… The twenty-something year old son in charge here now and it’s changing it seems. This is 24 months in French barriques, 20% new. Importer: Langtons
Scents of cranberry, polished cedar, new leather, clove and caraway seeds. Creamy, malty oak characters, richer in style, ripe cherry fruit lavished with wood spice and sweet tobacco notes. Feels fancy, rich, serious; a wood dominated Barolo for those seeking such, and in that, done well. Of an ilk.
92+ points, The Wine Front (November 2020)
This is a very racy Barolo, showing translucent, nebbiolo character of strawberry, cherry and rose petal with hints of tar. It’s full-bodied and tight with gorgeous focus and length. Give it at least four or five years to come together. Drink after 2024 and onwards.
96 points, JamesSuckling.com (December 2020)
Carlo Revello is a second-generation Langhe winemaker working alongside his eldest son Erik. Since 2016, they have made wine under the Carlo Revello e Figli label. These are an impressive introduction to the legendary wines of Barolo, crafted with little artifice and showcasing La Morra terroir with all the grace and elegance so prized in wines from this pocket of the DOCG. Two established familial crus (including the ‘crown jewel’ Rocche dell’Annunziata cru) are now part of their estate. This is a range that sees heritage and tradition meet fresh ideas and approachability.