2019 Renato Ratti Barolo Serradenari
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2019 Renato Ratti Barolo Serradenari

Piedmont, ITALY
$299. 00
$3588.00 Dozen
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
This is the first release of Serradenari from Ratti, and it's one of the highest MGAs at around 500 metres – the estate harvested it after Rocche dell'Annunziata. Indeed, this Barolo could seem to be a Langhe for its elegant lightness to the fore. Very pale ruby in colour, it's reductive with notes of cinnamon root, camphor, a balsamic character, and some peachy fruit. Super-fresh and with firm, chewy tannins on a light frame, it's well handled thanks to the combination of both large oak vessels and barrique. A bit rustic at the end. Drink: 2023-2035.
90 points
Aldo Fiordelli - Decanter

Very perfumed with orange peel, hibiscus, and sliced strawberry aromas that follow through to a full body with layers of tannins and a juicy and chewy finish. A little traditional but solid. Give it time. Try after 2027.
94 points

There is a more pronounced wood presence in the inaugural release of the 2019 Barolo Serradenari, which spent one year in French barrique followed by a year in Slavonian cask. Ripe with toasted cedar, sour cherry, incense, and orange peel, this medium to full-body red offers a rounded mid-palate with a sheen of ripe tannins and oak spice. It is ample in structure, but not weighted, with angular tannins and fresh acidity, while clove, raspberry seed, and tobacco fill the palate. It feels a bit heavy-handed with its barrel usage right now for my taste and needs another couple of years to integrate. Drink 2025-2040.
91 points
Audrey Frick - jebdunnuck.com