Renato Ratti 2013 Barolo "Marcenasco" $54.99
$38.98 on 6 or more bottles.
$42.98 on less than 6 bottles.
95 point score in The Wine Enthusiast
and #54 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2017
Wild berry, crushed herb, violet and baking spice scents lift out of the glass along with a whiff of menthol. Focused and elegantly structured, the delicious palate doles out ripe Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, cinnamon, sage and white pepper, while refined tannins and bright acidity provide supple support and impeccable balance.
94 Point Score by James Suckling.com
A Barolo with a solid core of ripe fruit and velvety tannins that are muscular and powerful. Medium-to full-bodied, structured and chewy. Needs two or three years to soften.
93 Point Score by The Wine Advocate
Renato Ratti's flagship wine, first produced in 1965. The Marcenasco cru in La Morra has responded well to this slightly cooler vintage. The wine shows a great deal of sharpness and precision. Beautiful cherry fruit segues to spice, tar and rose petal. Judging by the nose alone, this Barolo almost appears ready to drink now. Once you taste it, however, the youth of the tannins and the brightness of the primary fruit firmly suggest that more bottle aging will do the wine wonders.