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    Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo 2008
    Nebbiolo - Piedmont, Italy


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    • ST91
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    Professional Ratings: 92 The Wine Advocate, 91 Wine Spectator, 91 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Piedmont, Italy

    Varietal: Nebbiolo

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 118873

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Barolo Marcenasco is smooth, balanced, elegant and faithfully reflects the typical characteristics of the La Morra sub zone. Noble and generous, glory of old Piedmont, a wine suitable for long aging. Barolo Marcenasco has ancient origins. There are historical documents from the "Rigestum Comunis Albe" that bear witness to the cultivation of the Nebbiolo vine in the "Marcenascum" area already back in the 12th Century.

    This wine holds an intense garnet red color. A bouquet with traces of licorice and tobacco lingers on the nose. It is full flavored, full-bodied and elegant.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2008 Barolo Marcenasco is a pretty, up-front Barolo that is best enjoyed for its exuberant, open personality. It shows lovely delineation in its dark red fruit, smoke, licorice and spices. Today the French oak is a bit intrusive, suggesting the wine may not have quite enough stuffing to go the distance. That probably won’t matter much, as most bottles will long have been enjoyed by the time that becomes an issue. The juicy, fleshy style should remain appealing for at least a handful of years. With time in the glass the wine shows signs of increasing finesse, but I would still suggest drinking it sooner rather than later. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2018.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Rich and smooth, with a base of assertive tannins underneath. The cherry, balsamic and tar flavors start out with the fleshy texture and linger with the dusty tannins. Offers a long, minerally aftertaste. Best from 2017 through 2032.

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Good bright dark red. Tangy candied fruits, cocoa powder, flowers and licorice on the lively nose. Juicy, sharply delineated and vibrant, with lovely but youthfully subdued berry flavors. Distinctly younger today than the 2007 version and tighter on the back end, with somewhat tougher tannins. This will need patience.

    91 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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