2016 Renato Ratti Barolo Conca
The Renato Ratti 2016 Barolo Conca is another stunning beauty from this leading estate in La Morra. Conca is a prized vineyard, and you will immediately notice light mineral signatures of crushed limestone and chalk suspended delicately over the bouquet, hovering there like a veil. After a few swirls of your glass, you'll find rose, licorice, dark cherry and berry fruit. You can make out some of the oaky spice, but those aromas are very well integrated into the bigger picture here at hand. I tasted this bottle after a double decant and am delighted with these excellent results. Camphor ash and menthol notes create a pretty signature on the close.
Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (July 2020)
The 2016 Barolo Conca is gracious and elegant, in a style that nicely balances the natural breadth and richness that are typical of Conca, but in the more classically-leaning style that is the norm at Ratti these days. Sweet red cherry, red plum, cinnamon and white flowers add lovely brightness as this inviting Barolo shows off its considerable charms. Best of all, the 2016 will drink well with minimal cellaring. I have to go very far back to remember a Ratti Conca with this much Nebbiolo purity.
Antonio Galloni - Vinous
What a beautifully juicy red with plums, chocolate, cedar and some salted nuts. It’s full-bodied with round, soft tannins and a flavorful finish. Savory and fruity. Fantastic.