2017 Luigi Pira Barolo Margheria
The Pira family farms several of the most important single-vineyard sites in Serralunga d'Alba, and this one has 50-year-old vines. The Luigi Pira 2017 Barolo Margheria offers a hint of the vintage ripeness with some wild strawberry and dried raspberry. In fact, those sweet fruit flavors emerge here in the Margheria more than they do in the other crus sites from this estate that are now on the market. That extra degree of softness gives this wine a more immediate and accessible personality. Drink 2023 - 2037.
Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (June 2021)
Aromas of tar, asphalt, dark fruit and bark. Plenty of blackberry and some dark cherry. It’s full-bodied and very tight with a linear, racy finish. Chewy and focused. Vertical, taking you down through the palate. Drink after 2024.
The 2017 Barolo Margheria is savory with licorice, fresh leather, and cedar. The palate is balanced with gushing fresh cherry, dried apricot, and forested earth, with rich tannic structure and warming spice. Hold 2-4 years and drink 2024-2044.
Audrey Frick - jebdunnuck.com