Vinous – 94+
A dark, full throttle wine, the 2010 Barolo Marenca shows off all of its typical richness and intensity. Here it is the wine’s texture and volume that speak most clearly. Today, the Marenca is remarkable primary, with virtually nothing in the way of flavor development. Readers need to be patient, but the 2010 has more than enough structure to develop well in bottle for many years.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030
Robert Parker – 94
The 2010 Barolo Marenca offers a gorgeous interpretation of the mighty Nebbiolo grape with beautiful tones of crushed rose, balsam herb and cola that rise with confidence from the glass. That vertical lift carries with it a slew of secondary aromas of sweet spice and almond skin that help to flesh out the bouquet. The tannic grip is firm but not astringent and the wine hits the palate in a straight and determined manner. This is an exceptional wine with a long aging future. Drink: 2016-2030. Importer: De Grazia Import, www.marcdegrazia.com
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030