Renato Ratti

Rocche dell'Annunziata Barolo Nebbiolo

9.341 ratings
9.513 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Medium Ruby with aromas of floral, dark berry fruits and oak notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, ripe cherry, licorice, tobacco and savory vanilla oak spice wrapped in tight firm tannins that need at least 5 more years to start showing finesse. Long finish ending with fruit and earthy mineral spice. Let this one sit for a while, it is a beauty.

Medium Ruby with aromas of floral, dark berry fruits and oak notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, ripe cherry, licorice, tobacco and savory vanilla oak spice wrapped in tight firm tannins that need at least 5 more years to start showing finesse. Long finish ending with fruit and earthy mineral spice. Let this one sit for a while, it is a beauty.

Sep 10th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Medium Ruby with aromas of floral, dark berry fruits and oak notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, ripe cherry, licorice, tobacco and savory vanilla oak spice wrapped in tight firm tannins that need at least 5 more years to start showing finesse. Long finish ending with fruit and earthy mineral spice. Let this one sit for a while, it is a beauty.

Medium Ruby with aromas of floral, dark berry fruits and oak notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, ripe cherry, licorice, tobacco and savory vanilla oak spice wrapped in tight firm tannins that need at least 5 more years to start showing finesse. Long finish ending with fruit and earthy mineral spice. Let this one sit for a while, it is a beauty.

Jun 15th, 2021
Matthew Stein

Gorgeous cherry cola notes on the nose and real depth on the palate

Gorgeous cherry cola notes on the nose and real depth on the palate

3 people found it helpfulOct 31st, 2015
Jenny Hemmer

Bold & chewy, dark fruit, earthy. Delicious!

Bold & chewy, dark fruit, earthy. Delicious!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 29th, 2016
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.7

This wine is the best wine this winery has produced to date. Period. It captures this great vintage perfectly and while still youthful and fruity, it's also slowly starting to enter phase two, where we'll explore added complexity in terms of mineral elements, candied red fruit, fading flowers, licorice and gripping, yet silky tannins. The oak is already all gone - impressive showing.

This wine is the best wine this winery has produced to date. Period. It captures this great vintage perfectly and while still youthful and fruity, it's also slowly starting to enter phase two, where we'll explore added complexity in terms of mineral elements, candied red fruit, fading flowers, licorice and gripping, yet silky tannins. The oak is already all gone - impressive showing.

Apr 19th, 2016
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.3

It's lovely. Ripe, silky and generous, this is best consumed prior to 2025, as it lacks the true backbone fir long term ageing. Mine will all be gone within five years.

It's lovely. Ripe, silky and generous, this is best consumed prior to 2025, as it lacks the true backbone fir long term ageing. Mine will all be gone within five years.

Apr 19th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

In a really good place now, could be timing or just the generous 2011 vintage but this is quite enjoyable and polished right now.

In a really good place now, could be timing or just the generous 2011 vintage but this is quite enjoyable and polished right now.

Feb 24th, 2016
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.1

As expected from the vintage, this is ready to go. Sweetly textured and packed with ripe red and blue forest fruit flavors.

As expected from the vintage, this is ready to go. Sweetly textured and packed with ripe red and blue forest fruit flavors.

Jun 13th, 2015
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.7

In my opinion, this is the greatest wine ever at the Ratti estate. Captivating aromas of beautifully naked red fruits completed by a out-of-this-world, lifted floral perfume. Striking precision on the palate, with a great sense of place.

In my opinion, this is the greatest wine ever at the Ratti estate. Captivating aromas of beautifully naked red fruits completed by a out-of-this-world, lifted floral perfume. Striking precision on the palate, with a great sense of place.

Jun 13th, 2015
Adam Gäfvert

Fyllig med mycket barrique-karaktär. Har många ursprungstypiska drag som mörka bär, rosor, tjära med fin parfym. Torrt avslut som nästan kräver mat. Känns lite konstigt nog som förbi sin peak, men kanske kommer igen i en andra fas om några år.

Fyllig med mycket barrique-karaktär. Har många ursprungstypiska drag som mörka bär, rosor, tjära med fin parfym. Torrt avslut som nästan kräver mat. Känns lite konstigt nog som förbi sin peak, men kanske kommer igen i en andra fas om några år.

Oct 24th, 2020