2007 Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo

This wine is sourced from vineyards situated near the Annunziata Abbey (in the township of La Morra). It was aged in the tradition style in large Slovenian oak casks and old smaller barriques.

On the nose I get intoxicating aromas of stewed cherry, red currant, tea leaf, sandalwood, semi-sweet coco powder, and cedar spice.  It's an amazing bouquet that develops with time in the glass and even becomes floral and penetrates the room.

On the palate the wine is explosive and intense with it's firm and super-ripe tannins and sharp acidity. I get flavors reminiscent of cherry, red currant, cranberry, tobacco, coco, tea berry, leather, mineral, and just a faint hint of orange peel. The finish is long and dry and leaves the mouth watering with flavors of tea leaf and ripe plum.

To be completely honest it's hard to imagine a more superb effort coming from a young Barolo in this price category. The wine is ultra-classy and has complexity for days........93+ points

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