The Barbaresco of Marchesi di Barolo is a Nebbiolo red wine produced in the Barbaresco appellation. The vineyards used for the production of this cuvée are located on sloping hills, characterised by clay-limestone subsoils covered with quartz sand and fine silt. The wine is aged for 1 year in Slovenian and French oak barrels, then mixed in large Slovenian oak barrels, before ageing a few months directly in the bottle.
With its garnetrouge colour and shades of ruby, the Barbaresco 2013 of Marchesi di Barolo reveals intense and persistent aromas of fruits, wildroses and spices. While the palate is full-bodied and robust, the wine remains harmonious and admirably balanced thanks to its soft and delicatetannins.
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Parker : 90 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
I was initially surprised by the straightforward style and simplicity of the 2013 Barbaresco by the historic Marchesi di Barolo estate. The bouquet offers a broad and immediate set of aromas that span from dark cherry to spice to black licorice. The wine reveals some promising complexity as it warms in the glass. Smoke dried fruit and cola make for pretty aromatic highlights.