2008 Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco

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  • Nebbiolo
  • 750ML
  • JS 93
  • WA 92
  • IWC 91
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2008 Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco

JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, July 2012
Relaxed and pretty with with Christmas cake and dried fruit character with hints of meringue. Full body with fine tannins and a berry spice and milk chocolate character. Subtle and delicious. Complex. So delicious now but... Relaxed and pretty with with Christmas cake and dried fruit character with hints of meringue. Full body with fine tannins and a berry spice and milk chocolate character. Subtle and delicious. Complex. So delicious now but better in two or three years.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2012
The 2008 Barolo Marcenasco is a pretty up-front Barolo that is best enjoyed for its exuberant open personality. It shows lovely delineation in its dark red fruit smoke licorice and spices. Today the French oak is a bit... The 2008 Barolo Marcenasco is a pretty up-front Barolo that is best enjoyed for its exuberant open personality. It shows lovely delineation in its dark red fruit smoke licorice and spices. Today the French oak is a bit intrusive suggesting the wine may not have quite enough stuffing to go the distance. That probably won't matter much as most bottles will long have been enjoyed by the time that becomes an issue. The juicy fleshy style should remain appealing for at least a handful of years. With time in the glass the wine shows signs of increasing finesse but I would still suggest drinking it sooner rather than later. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2018. - Antonio Galloni
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2011
Good bright dark red. Tangy candied fruits cocoa powder flowers and licorice on the lively nose. Juicy sharply delineated and vibrant with lovely but youthfully subdued berry flavors. Distinctly younger today than the... Good bright dark red. Tangy candied fruits cocoa powder flowers and licorice on the lively nose. Juicy sharply delineated and vibrant with lovely but youthfully subdued berry flavors. Distinctly younger today than the 2007 version and tighter on the back end with somewhat tougher tannins. This will need patience. 91+
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 2013
Rich and smooth, with a base of assertive tannins underneath. The cherry, balsamic and tar flavors start out with the fleshy texture and linger with the dusty tannins. Offers a long, minerally aftertaste. Best from 2017... Rich and smooth, with a base of assertive tannins underneath. The cherry, balsamic and tar flavors start out with the fleshy texture and linger with the dusty tannins. Offers a long, minerally aftertaste. Best from 2017 through 2032. – BS
JJB 94
Devon Magee - JJ Buckley, January 2013
Garnet color with a translucent core. Spice market aromas of clove star anise and licorice create a lively expressive nose. Packed and tight on the palate with layered notes of dark-toned fruit spice and red citrus... Garnet color with a translucent core. Spice market aromas of clove star anise and licorice create a lively expressive nose. Packed and tight on the palate with layered notes of dark-toned fruit spice and red citrus. Incredibly textured with a mid-palate silkiness that's followed by fine grainy tannins on the finish. Though gorgeous now with a good decant this is a young Barolo that will benefit from 10 years of cellar aging. Enjoy through 2038.