This is isn't mind bending Barolo. It is outstanding in its simpleness. Gorgeous fruit wrapped in velvety tannins. Once again, drinking very well with a little air. Punches above its price point no doubt. 14% ABV.
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We've had some long-winded offers this week so I will try to be as brief as possible today - I don't think this Barolo needs a great deal of explanation.
The Ratti label has languished in relative obscurity of late but no more - a forward-thinking attitude and a firmer dedication to traditional elements have given them an inspired new lease on life (with a bridge toward modernity that works just fine for them). If the current critical acclaim is any indication, Renato Ratti may have produced the value star of the year around Alba. While not the most complicated example, Barolo under $40 (with this level of adoration) comes once in a blue moon so take note:
2005 Renato Ratti Barolo "Marcenasco"
Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA Italy4762
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