Marcarini Barolo La Serra 2016

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James Suckling
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Wine Enthusiast
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Wine and Spirits Magazine
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MBLS201610 UCAU
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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. - Wine Enthusiast The La Serra vineyard generally ripens later than Brunate, being around 80 metres higher up the La Morra hill, with less fertile, more mineral-rich soil. The result is a wine which is full of elegance. Lighter in colour but with no shortage of grip, it’s ethereal, with aromas of rose, violet, sweet spice and liquorice. The palate is refreshing, tightly wound and precise.
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. - Wine Enthusiast The La Serra vineyard generally ripens later than Brunate, being around 80 metres higher up the La Morra hill, with less fertile, more mineral-rich soil. The result is a wine which is full of elegance. Lighter in colour but with no shortage of grip, it’s ethereal, with aromas of rose, violet, sweet spice and liquorice. The palate is refreshing, tightly wound and precise.

Scores & Reviews

97 / 100

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.

95 / 100

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.

93 / 100

Wine and Spirits Magazine

The Marcarini family began making a stricter selection for this wine in 2015, using the remaining fruit from La Serra and Brunate for their Barolo del Comune di La Morra. That decision paid in this elegant 2016 La Serra. Its tight red-berry flavors are crunchy and fresh, lifted by notes of orange zest, and deepened by undertones of licorice and tobacco. Mouthwatering acidity drives the flavors, and the mid-weight frame gives it plenty of youthful appeal.