Red

2010 Luigi Pira Barolo Marenca

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • NostraBacchus Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 26, 2021 - Deep dark ruby/garnet with some bricking towards the rim. Takes about 2 hours to open up aromatically. Deep, dark and powerful, with notes of dark plum, some dark cherries, tar, smoke, some iron, a touch of orange zest, cigar and some leather too. It‘s full-bodied, dense and powerful, with pretty high tannin (that is very good quality but very present), pretty high acidity and excellent overal balance. Long finish with complexity that is building up. A beautiful Marenca that is entering its drinking window but still has about 10 years ahead. Love the combination of richness, balance and austerity here.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Tonyboons33 Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 20, 2020 - In a great place right now and drank alongside a 2010 Pio Cesare, preferred this better. More depth, better integrations of tannins and a nice medium-long finish. Still plenty of life but definitely entering a nice place.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • JimTaft Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 31, 2018 - To my way of thinking this is drinking well now and will likely maintain and maybe improve for years to come.

    Typical to the varietal and coming from a notable vintage this is powerful stuff. Delightful clarity of color, big fruit and acid to match up front trailed by the ever present tannins of Nebbiolo.

    Throwing a bit of sediment which I always appreciate, those averse may want to decant through a screen or whatever method you prefer.

    A solid effort, well done, being underscored in these reviews I think.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Deepdrop wrote: 90 points

    May 7, 2018 - I think this needs more time. Rich and a bit tannic with flavors of sour cherries, subtle smoke and mineral (iron). If this mellows out and develops some secondary notes I think it will be a winner in 2024.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Tonyboons33 Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 1, 2018 - More modern than an '07 Barolo I drank the same evening. More fruit, nicely balanced, but still very tannic with a mid-length finish. Opened bottle for 3 hours but did not decant.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Luigi Pira
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Marenca
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo
  • UPC Codes 8032603251154, 8032804341326

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 272 (77%)
  • Consumed 81 (23%)

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