2012 Elio Altare Barolo DOCG, Piedmont

2012 Elio Altare Barolo DOCG, Piedmont

2012 Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco DOCG, La Morra Piedmont

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The 2012 Barolo Marcenasco is a soft, open-knit wine to drink now and over the next few years, while the red cherry and plum fruit retains its youthful vibrancy. This is an especially supple, round style, with mid-weight structure and soft tannins (for Barolo) that contribute to the wine's near-term appeal. Last tasted Nov 2016; Drink now-2022.

Compared to the more expressive and immediate Barolo Conca, I found the 2012 Barolo Marcenasco to be slower to open. The bouquet does offer cassis, dark berry, tar and licorice, but the delivery shows less overall intensity. The wine is well balanced in the mouth with silky tannins that are contrasted against pleasing freshness and lasting fruit. I suggest a slightly shorter drinking window for this Barolo from La Morra.

90/100 Monica Larner, Jun 2016, The Wine Advocate, Drink 2017-2026
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Product/Service Sold Out Yes
En Primeur No
New Arrivals No
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Traditional
Country Italy
Region Piedmont, Barolo
Varietals Nebbiolo
Vintage 2012
Bottle Size 750ml
Wine Points 90
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