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2001 Marcarini Barolo La Serra
Community Tasting Notes 17
TannicBeast Likes this wine: (93 points)
December 2, 2016 - Clear, medium garnet with tawny hues. The nose is earthy, with mushroom, forest floor, some tar, roses and minty dried herbs. The nose is fairly closed and developed. The palate is dry, but much more fruit-driven than the nose, with ripe red cherry and dried black plum. The acidity is medium (+) to high as are the drying tannins. The alcohol is likewise medium (+) to high at 14%. This is a medium (+) to full- bodied wine, with medium (+) flavor intensity and length. It displays great balance and restrained power. It is drinking very well now and may continue to improve and soften with further aging.
John Nezlek wrote: (89 points)
September 11, 2016 - Note: I use a rating scale for which 85 represents a very good wine.
Opened and decanted (narrow bottom decanter) for 1.5 hours or so. The wine improved meaningfully as a result of the (it is a Barolo). As others have noted, black cherry flavors, tannins not quite as soft as I hoped they would be. I have another, and I will wait a few (5) years to revisit. Could have been a little smoother (maybe).1 person found this helpful Comment
winot Likes this wine: (93 points)
August 26, 2016 - This really sang with dinner last night - didn't make notes then, but tasting today, ungassed, it is slightly rusty/brown, might have been a shade more ruby last night - fresh, fruity, and right in the zone, this was yummy.
michael47 Likes this wine: (93 points)
June 10, 2016 - Pale garnet. Polished, smooth and well balanced leathery, tar, cherry fruit, soft tannins and nice acids. Drinking well now with at least another 5-10 years ahead.
KeithAkers wrote: (91 points)
October 26, 2014 - Nose: Lovely and feminine with red fruits, cherries, tar, strawberries, roses, and all sorts of wild flowers. There is nice depth with nice depth.
Taste: Medium bodied with medium/high acidity and silky tannins. Balanced and pretty with red cherries, tar, strawberries, wild flowers, and incense on the back end.
Overall: A pretty Marcarini. This grew more with air and became even more pretty.
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- Vintage 2001
- Type Red
- Producer Marcarini
- Varietal Nebbiolo
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard La Serra
- Country Italy
- Region Piedmont
- SubRegion Langhe
- Appellation Barolo
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 271 (78%)
- Consumed 77 (22%)
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