Renato Ratti

Marcenasco Barolo Nebbiolo

9.236 ratings
9.19 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
Jay Kline

Brought to my parents place for a socially distant, outdoor dinner on their driveway. Holly and I celebrated 15 years of marriage last week so we thought this might be fun to share. Popped and poured with the cork intact and little sign of any seepage. In the glass, this was a light garnet color but showing a good amount of sediment. On the nose, there was an initial impression of stewed cherries but that disappeared rather quickly and freshened up within about ten minutes of air. It evolved into ripe red fruits, dry leaf tobacco, tar, and mushrooms. On the palate, it was cherries, tar, dried herbs and earthy characteristics. While the attack was sweet, the finish was long with firm drying tannin; very satisfying with good acid. This is drinking very well right now.

Brought to my parents place for a socially distant, outdoor dinner on their driveway. Holly and I celebrated 15 years of marriage last week so we thought this might be fun to share. Popped and poured with the cork intact and little sign of any seepage. In the glass, this was a light garnet color but showing a good amount of sediment. On the nose, there was an initial impression of stewed cherries but that disappeared rather quickly and freshened up within about ten minutes of air. It evolved into ripe red fruits, dry leaf tobacco, tar, and mushrooms. On the palate, it was cherries, tar, dried herbs and earthy characteristics. While the attack was sweet, the finish was long with firm drying tannin; very satisfying with good acid. This is drinking very well right now.

Sep 9th, 2020
Julio Armas

2005 Renato Ratti Marcenasco Baloro from La Morra! Enjoyed every sip! Can be classified ad a traditional style Barolo will surely become palate friendly with more time in the cellar.

2005 Renato Ratti Marcenasco Baloro from La Morra! Enjoyed every sip! Can be classified ad a traditional style Barolo will surely become palate friendly with more time in the cellar.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2015
Melanie Brain

Amazing density, rose petal tar and warm spicy oak. Drinking beautifully now

Amazing density, rose petal tar and warm spicy oak. Drinking beautifully now

2 people found it helpfulJun 16th, 2014
Adam Knoerzer

Tarry in the best way with dark fruits and a licorice-y note.

Tarry in the best way with dark fruits and a licorice-y note.

Jun 28th, 2017
Karen Troisi

Give this one a healthy decant - 60 minutes wasn't enough. Wine really opened up after dinner.

Give this one a healthy decant - 60 minutes wasn't enough. Wine really opened up after dinner.

Dec 20th, 2014
Zak Kilson

Happy Saturday! Cheers! #wine

Happy Saturday! Cheers! #wine

Mar 22nd, 2014
Jean-Philip Journeault

2005

Jun 9th, 2018
Marcin Kortylewski

Well worth the wait, 2005 is gorgeous after some decanter time, Italian burgundy.

Well worth the wait, 2005 is gorgeous after some decanter time, Italian burgundy.

Nov 4th, 2017
Edward Chung

Just lovely with cheese, pasta, red sauce... yum! Definitely a very food friendly wine.

Just lovely with cheese, pasta, red sauce... yum! Definitely a very food friendly wine.

Jul 16th, 2017
Phil Kessling

2005 Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo. In a good place. Rose, tar, blackfruit, brambles, leather, Rosemary. Still a little tannic but paired so well with a ribeye. One bottle left.

2005 Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo. In a good place. Rose, tar, blackfruit, brambles, leather, Rosemary. Still a little tannic but paired so well with a ribeye. One bottle left.

Oct 15th, 2016