Review: 2016 Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco DOCG

Review: 2016 Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco DOCG

One look at the light color of this wine and it immediately shows itself as an atypical Barolo. The nose however shows itself as fairly iconic: dense and earthy, with a layer of roasted mushrooms and balsamic notes that segue from there into intense notes of black fruit, tar, rhubarb, and tobacco. From there everything starts to blend into a ragu of umami, though the lightness of the body quickly becomes evident, unfortunately to the detriment of the overall experience. A wine this light in body could really use more acidity to prop it up. As it stands, the earth-heavy notes are immersive, but a bit out of balance.

B+ / $65 /

2016 Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco DOCG




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

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