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2013 Barolo Riserva, Rocche dell'Annunziata, Paolo Scavino

La Morra, Piedmont

$149.00 per Bottle


10 Bottles




"The 2013 Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata Riserva was released in January of 2019, and once again it looks to be a top prize. Licorice and flowers dominate the bouquet, and its beautiful red fruit is generous throughout. This wine has always been a beauty and consistently has had a high price tag to reflect that quality, going back to the first vintages of the 1990s. It has regularly sold for about $200 every year for the last decade. These vines are old, some of them very old (reaching the ripe age of 60 years old in 1990s, when many of them were replanted with carefully selected clones), producing an elegance and concentration that brings intensity and a high standard of aromas. This Barolo without a doubt shows its pedigree and a quality of noble perfumes that demonstrate characteristics of the greatest Nebbiolo vintages, all delivered with excellent concentration. The magic lingers on the palate, right up to the finish." Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #243
(WA, 06/28/2019)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2021-2048

"Aromas of white truffles and dried red cherries here with an earthy nuance that makes for a complex and compelling nose. The palate has a deep and dense shape and delivers a wide array of rich cherry and plum flavors. Some handy spice here, too. Drink or hold." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 11/07/2019)

Rating: 95

"The 2013 Barolo Riserva Rocche dell'Annunziata is powerful and dense in the glass. Readers will have to be patient, as the 2013 is going to need a few years to soften. When I think of Rocche dell'Annunziata, I think of Barolos built on perfume and elegance. I don't see much of that here, at least in the early going. This is an especially extracted style. Hints of red plum, mocha, wild flowers and spice add nuance over time, but the 2013 is not ready yet to show all of its cards." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 11/01/2019)

Rating: 93+
Drink from: 2023-2040

"Pale-medium, slightly opaque garnet. Nutty, spicy oak, over ripe red cherry and dried thyme, with early stages of old leather and dried tobacco development. Compact, high, chalky tannins that are not close to ready, but enough density of flavour that should allow these to melt and come into balance. Long." Tim Jackson MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/16/2019)

Rating: 17.5++
Drink from: 2028-2045

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