2018 Renato Ratti Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata
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2018 Renato Ratti Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata

Piedmont, ITALY
$260. 00
$3120.00 Dozen
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
The Renato Ratti 2018 Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata (with 5,500 bottles produced) is the estate's headline wine with fruit from a special 1.5-hectare site with characteristic Tortoniano blue marl mixed with veins of sand. The wine is aged in a combination of new barrique and Slavonian oak casks. The results are fine and filigreed with aromas of sour cherry, smoke, tar and pencil shaving. I love the precision of this Barolo and the energy capped within its lean and tight mouthfeel. Drink 2024 - 2040.
95 points
Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (Aug 2022)

Aromas of red cherries, redcurrants, strawberries and sweet nuts follow through to medium-bodied, silky palate with ultra-fine tannins that create a light but well-balanced framework. A lighter structure this year, but good intensity and elegance. Best from 2023.
93 points

Ratti’s signature Barolo from this famed site near the winery is an unqualified success from the 2018 vintage. Wild strawberry, thyme and redcurrant aromas are representative of this site, along with notes of coriander and cardamom; a hint of balsamic emerges in the finish as well. The 2018 vintage for Barolo offered more supple, somewhat Burgundian in style than usual; this is a splendid combination of that appeal combined with an excellent sense of place. Drinking Window 2026 - 2041.
94 points
Tom Hyland - Decanter