Luigi Pira Barolo Marenca 2019
JD95: A bit more reserved now, the 2019 Barolo Marenca is ripe with kirsch, tobacco, leather, and anise and is a more meditative wine that will need time to unfurl. It takes on even more power and structure on the palate, with ripe muscular tannins and ample fruit throughout. Full-bodied, with notes of ripe cherry, tea leaf, and turned earth, this one demands time. Drink 2026-2046.
JS92: Aromas of rose stem and fresh herbs. Plums, too. Medium to full body. Chewy and polished tannins and a savory finish. A little rustic but should come out nicely in three or four years.