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2009 Renato Ratti Barolo Rocche

  • Nebbiolo
  • 750ML
  • WS93
  • AG93
  • IWC92

Reviews

WS93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2013
This red shows a severe side, not only in the balsamic, leather and tar flavors, but also for the intense, bracing structure and chalky feel on the palate. Reveals a sweet core that persists on the lingering finish. Best... This red shows a severe side, not only in the balsamic, leather and tar flavors, but also for the intense, bracing structure and chalky feel on the palate. Reveals a sweet core that persists on the lingering finish. Best from 2016 through 2030. 230 cases imported. –BS
AG93
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni Vinous, May 2013
he 2009 Barolo Rocche is the most finessed of these wines from Ratti. Like the other 2009s, it is a fairly big Barolo, but at the same time, the tannins are more polished and silkier than those of the Conca. Sweet floral... he 2009 Barolo Rocche is the most finessed of these wines from Ratti. Like the other 2009s, it is a fairly big Barolo, but at the same time, the tannins are more polished and silkier than those of the Conca. Sweet floral notes, spices and dried flowers all add intrigue, but at the end of the day, the 2009 Rocche is a wine built on a solid core of fruit supported by remarkably polished tannins that are the hallmark of this great site. There is no question the 2009 Rocche is a big boy. If opened in the near-term, the Rocche needs a few hours to open up, but my instincts are that it will be even better in a few years once the fruit settles down a bit.
IWC92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2013
(from a higher-altitude, southwest-facing, more sandy parcel of old vines that's picked a bit earlier than the Conca; this went through its malolactic fermentation in new oak, then was moved into larger, more neutral... (from a higher-altitude, southwest-facing, more sandy parcel of old vines that's picked a bit earlier than the Conca; this went through its malolactic fermentation in new oak, then was moved into larger, more neutral barrels): Good deep red. Highly perfumed aromas of blackberry, black cherry and licorice. Densely packed, juicy and tight, showing excellent energy to its dark fruit and spice flavors. Like a deeper, smoother version of the Marcenasco--and quite different from the more balsamic, muscular Conca--but still in a rather feminine style. Finishes with dense but silky tannins and lovely lingering sweetness.