Serralunga d’Alba. Tasted blind. Mid ruby with orange tinges. Medicinal hints on the nose but otherwise firmly locked. Sweet and intense yet backward on the attack followed by mouth-filling tannins and generous acidity. Far from being ready, but well balanced. (WS)
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038
The 2013 Barolo Margheria shows its typically high-toned, aromatic profile. Scents of lavender, sage, mint, leather and earthiness meld into a core of dark stone fruits. Veins of bright acidity and salinity give the flavors an extra kick of brightness on the finish. The relatively high-altitude of this site and the limestone-rich soils yield a brilliant, salivating Barolo. The Margheria was aged in cask.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2033