2005 Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco Rocche
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2005 Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco Rocche

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    #7 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009 Wine Spectator 96/100 Wine Enthusiast 93/100 CellarTracker 92/100 (102 notes from 78 users ) Stephen Tanzer 90/100 2010 to 2022 Wine & Spirits Magazine 85/100 2010 to 2022 Jancis Robinson 17/20 2013+ Gambero Rosso 2/3 2010 to 2022 Click a critic's name for details, or the score to go to their site (may require subscription). Noble and generous, glory of old Piedmont, a wine suitable for long aging, Barolo is the absolute master of the table. It conquers the palate with the conviction of strength, harmony and fullness and holds its sway at length. 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 There are historical documents from the "Rigestum Comunis Albe" that bear witness to the cultivation of the Nebbiolo vine in the "Marcenascum" area already back in the 12th Century. Barolo Marcenasco is smooth, balanced, elegant and faithfully reflects the typical characteristics of the La Morra sub zone. Color: intense garnet red. A bouquet with traces of licorice and tobacco. Full flavored, full-bodied and elegant. Food matches: Red meats on the spit or grilled, game, "grande cuisine" white and red meat dishes and aged cheeses.Community Tasting Notes (average 91.7 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 80 notes) - hiding notes with no text Its been well over a year since I first had this so I wanted to see how it was progressing in the cellar. This was actually ready to drink right upon opening, but I decided to decant it and it got better and better with more time in the decanter. As it often is the case with theese wines the last glass was the best after sitting in the decanter for well over 8 hours. Simply just a gorgeous nose I could sit and smell this all night and keep digging up new notes up from its deep layered aroma. Great mouthfeel with beautifull minerality, good balance and long finish. 94 pts now and Im sure this will rise to 95+ with 7+ years in the cellar.

    about 1 year
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    Rating for Italy-Piedmont: 92 (slightly better than average year)

    Drinkability: drink now