Azienda Agricola Elvio Cogno

Ravera Barolo Nebbiolo

9.1169 ratings
9.248 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Peter Granoff MS

Master Sommelier, Founder/Partner Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant & Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant

9.1

Classic Barolo with a nose of black tea, leather. Still very firm and youthful.

Classic Barolo with a nose of black tea, leather. Still very firm and youthful.

3 people found it helpfulJul 1st, 2014
Jay Kline

Being a 2013 Barolo, I expected this to be largely unapproachable and, at least initially, my a suspicions were validated. However, after about 30 minutes of swirling and coming up to temperature, it’s reticence faded away and instead, blossomed into a very attractive, youthful wonder. The nose was quite winsome with black licorice, roses, tar and dark fruits. One of those wines where the bouquet alone is enough to celebrate. On the palate, it was no quite as expressive and very primary with tart dark and red fruits and spices. The structure is intimidating at this stage. Long, mouth drying finish. I would suggest tucking these away for at least another five to ten years to get the most out of it. DIAM cork which I found somewhat surprising.

Being a 2013 Barolo, I expected this to be largely unapproachable and, at least initially, my a suspicions were validated. However, after about 30 minutes of swirling and coming up to temperature, it’s reticence faded away and instead, blossomed into a very attractive, youthful wonder. The nose was quite winsome with black licorice, roses, tar and dark fruits. One of those wines where the bouquet alone is enough to celebrate. On the palate, it was no quite as expressive and very primary with tart dark and red fruits and spices. The structure is intimidating at this stage. Long, mouth drying finish. I would suggest tucking these away for at least another five to ten years to get the most out of it. DIAM cork which I found somewhat surprising.

1 person found it helpfulJul 4th, 2020
Andrew Lohse

Big, with a hugely long finish. Love it.

Big, with a hugely long finish. Love it.

1 person found it helpfulDec 30th, 2019
Mandi Speidel

City Territory Chicago, Maverick Wine Company

9.1

Last bottle of the night???

Last bottle of the night???

1 person found it helpfulAug 8th, 2018
Lyn Farmer

Lovely and bright pale ruby with classic aromas of tar, floral kites and a hint of forest floor. Well-balanced with crisp acidity, integrated tannins and and a long finish

Lovely and bright pale ruby with classic aromas of tar, floral kites and a hint of forest floor. Well-balanced with crisp acidity, integrated tannins and and a long finish

1 person found it helpfulJun 17th, 2017
Nniccolò Contenta

Beautiful half bottle deal. Funky as when opened . After half hour came together and was delicious. Not as complex as vgna Elena but very delicious. Dried rose petal, tobacco and great acidity for food.

Beautiful half bottle deal. Funky as when opened . After half hour came together and was delicious. Not as complex as vgna Elena but very delicious. Dried rose petal, tobacco and great acidity for food.

Apr 29th, 2017
George Chen

Not quite there....

Not quite there....

Apr 12th, 2017
Chris MacLean

Good but seemed a touch plummy and closed to me. Max's contribution last Sunday.

Good but seemed a touch plummy and closed to me. Max's contribution last Sunday.

Feb 10th, 2016
Eric Guido

This is already quite enjoyable, with a bouquet showing intense dark fruits, licorice, cedar and sweet spice. On the palate it displayed silky textures with vibrancy and remarkable freshness for the vintage. Tart blackberry, mushroom and tobacco lasted long into the finish, along with a tug of moderate tannin.

This is already quite enjoyable, with a bouquet showing intense dark fruits, licorice, cedar and sweet spice. On the palate it displayed silky textures with vibrancy and remarkable freshness for the vintage. Tart blackberry, mushroom and tobacco lasted long into the finish, along with a tug of moderate tannin.

Feb 9th, 2016
Eric Grasser

Now that's what I'm talking 'bout

Now that's what I'm talking 'bout

Sep 8th, 2015