2014 Renato Ratti ‘Conca’ Barolo
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 93: This is a re-taste of a review published several months ago that I left without an official score. The 2014 Barolo Conca is fragrant and enormously floral with whiffs of garden rose, pressed violet and white truffle. In fact, I am very happy I came back to this bottle because it is just singing now with a clear and harmonious voice. Like the other wines from this vintage, the wine shows a delicate, almost fragile state that adds to its overall elegance and accessible appeal.
James Suckling 91: Attractive ripe red cherries and wild red berries in a vibrant, sweetly spiced style. Has a palate with juicy, even-paced tannins and a strong core of fresh acidity. Drink or hold.
Wine Enthusiast 94: Rose petal, red berry, exotic spice and a balsamic whiff of camphor all come together on this fragrant red. On the precise linear palate, you’ll find juicy Marasca cherry, pomegranate, licorice and crushed aromatic herb alongside a framework of polished, fine-grained tannins. Vibrant acidity provides balance and energy.
Decanter 91: This small cru is in the Annunziata sector of La Morra. Ratti's wines always show finesse rather than power, and this has a delicate, poised raspberry nose. It's medium-bodied but stylish and quite concentrated, with ripe tannins and sufficient acidity. It's a forward style that's quite elegant, balanced and rewarding now, but it's should go the distance too. Quite long. Drinking Window 2019 - 2030