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2016 Renato Ratti Barolo

2016 Renato Ratti Barolo "Marcenasco" DOCG 3L OWC

An exceptional double Magnum bottle (3L) from the prestigious Renato Ratti producer, enclosed in its perfectly intact wooden box. Perfect gift for a wine connoisseur or for a large group dinner.

Barolo Marcenasco has ancient origins. History bears witness to the existence of documents at the “Rigestum Comunis Albae” that mention the cultivation of Nebbiolo in the zone denominated “Marcenascum” already back in the XII Century. Barolo Marcenasco is smooth, balanced, and elegant, reflecting the typical traits of the zone of La Morra. It is the wine that right from its inception represents our history and our identity.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 94 points
This is one of the most versatile, accessible and inviting wines to be found anywhere in the Barolo appellation. That is the legacy of this wine, and the Renato Ratti 2016 Barolo Marcenasco proudly carries forward in this tradition. Indeed, it takes it a big step forward, as this is my favorite edition tasted in years. Fruit comes from a single vineyard located just outside the winery door. Marcenasco was farmed by Renato Ratti and his son Piero, and it remains the flagship of this estate. This vintage is beautifully perfumed and vibrant, and the wine tastes terrific just out of the gate. The finish is delicate, tightly knit and feathery light on the palate.

James Suckling 94 points
A pure, subtle Barolo 2016, showing poached strawberries, red-apple tart, rose-water and dried cloves. Medium-bodied and tight with fine tannins, steely acidity and a medium-chewy finish. Drink from 2022.

Wine Spectator 92 points
Aromas and flavors of macerated cherry, raspberry, spice, earth and burnished wood mark this lithe, taut red, which is a bit reticent now, but has the balance and intensity to reveal more facets in due time. Shows excellent balance and length overall.

Wine Enthusiast 97 points
Iris, rose, botanical herb and dark spice aromas lead the way in this fragrant red, along with an enticing whiff of graphite. Elegantly structured and boasting youthful tension, the vibrant palate delivers juicy Morello cherry, crushed raspberry, cinnamon and star anise framed in taut, refined tannins. It’s balanced and focused, with bright acidity. Drink 2023–2036

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