1999 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.
Light crimson in color. 14% ABV. Stunning nose of red fruits, tar, lavender and wet pavement. Medium body with supreme acidity. Powerful and concentrated all the while maintaining a sense of elegance. Dried black cherries, anise and iron on the palate. The finish is long and silky with substantial tannins. Absolutely glorious Barolo that is aging gracefully. Drink over the next 4-6 years.
My rating: 94 points.
Marcarini is a bargain compared to other top notch Barolo. Bottles of the Brunate and La Serra can typically be found for $50-$60. The wines age for decades.
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