Barolo DOCG "Ravera", 2011
Grape Varieties: Nebbiolo
The 2011 Barolo Ravera opens to a pretty garnet color and dark ruby luminosity. The wine delivers tight concentration and a fine texture that adheres closely to the palate. Blackberry, cassis, spice, leather and tobacco emerge from the glass. Barolo Ravera also offers an earthy tone of white truffle or porcino mushroom. Soft oak density and thick fruit extract give the wine beautiful, full-bodied appeal. Give it ten more years of cellar aging to lose the baby fat.
Robert Parker: 95 points, Vinous by Antonio Galloni: 92-95 points,
James Suckling: 93 points, Wine Enthusiast: 93 points, Wine Spectator: 93 points,
El Mundo Vino: 17 points, Vinum Wine Magazine: 17 points, Jancis Robinson: 16.5 points