Bottle Notes

2001 Marcarini Barolo La Serra – Bottle Notes

Marcarini Winery dates back six generations. The Marcarini estate covers 25 hectares and is situated in La Morra in Piedmont.  In sourcing fruit for their Barolo,  the family owns vineyard plots in La Morra comprising two of the areas best vineyards, Brunate and La Serra.  Each is bottled as a separate wine. The wines of Marcarini are fiercely traditional.

This bottle was decanted for a little over two hours.

Crimson in color. 14% ABV. Subtle nose of red fruits, wet pavement, earth and flowers. Medium body with ample acidity. Elegant and somewhat rustic. Sour cherries, anise, tobacco and tar on the palate. Nice length on the finish with mostly resolved tannins. Beautiful Barolo that is absolutely ready to drink. Not quite as good as the ’00 I had this time last year.

My rating: 92 points.

Marcarini is a bargain compared to other top notch Barolo. Bottles of the Brunate and La Serra can typically be found for $75. The wines age for decades.

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