Marcarini La Serra Barolo 2016 - 750ml

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97pts James Suckling

A Barolo with such intense, fine-grained tannins, yet it’s so deep and poised with polish and energy. Full-bodied, yet it remains agile and layered. Strawberries, bark, hazelnuts and hints of rose petals. Give this four or five years in the bottle, at least. But a classic wine.

 

95pts Wine Enthusiast

All about finesse, this ethereally elegant red opens with scents of rose, crushed mint, red berry and hints of new leather. The polished, precise palate features strawberry compote, spiced cranberry, star anise and a dash of white pepper. It’s well balanced, with fresh acidity and taut, refined tannins. Drink 2024–2036.

 

92pts Decanter

The genial Marchetti family produce two single-vineyard wines from their holdings in La Morra. Brunate is relatively powerful and often shows better, while La Serra is usually more graceful and in this vintage has the edge. The raspberry-scented nose has charm and poise thanks to its floral tones. It shows freshness and clarity but doesn't lack concentration. It's well balanced with both weight and sucrosity and no excesses. Long. Drinking Window 2020 - 2035

 

Winemaker Notes

The 2016 Marcarini Barolo La Serra wine has a garnet-color and ruby-red reflections with a slight orange note. The nose is ethereal, fresh, elegant and very persistent, with hints of violet, rose, licorice and sweet spices. In the mouth the flavor is long and intense. To be served in crystal glasses with very large bowls.