The 2013 Barolo Marcenasco is Renato Ratti's flagship wine that was first produced in 1965. The Marcenasco cru in La Morra has responded well to this slightly cooler vintage. The wine shows a great deal of sharpness and precision. Beautiful cherry fruit segues to spice, tar and rose petal. Judging by the nose alone, this Barolo almost appears ready to drink now. Once you taste it, however, the youth of the tannins and the brightness of the primary fruit firmly suggest that more bottle aging will do the wine wonders. Wine Advocate 93 pts.
Ratti's 2013 Barolo Marcenasco is absolutely delicious. Macerated cherry, spice, new leather and floral notes, along with soft contours (for a young Barolo) give the 2013 much of its bold, racy personality. Pliant, soft and inviting, the Marcenasco is a rare 2013 Barolo that will drink well with minimal cellaring. Expressive floral notes reappear on the finish, adding an attractive element of lift. Best of all, the 2013 delivers terrific quality for the money. -- Antonio Galloni 92