||Renato Ratti Barolo Rocche DOCG 2005
The 2005 Barolo Rocche shows lovely richness and depth in its dark fruit, flowers, herbs and French oak. The Rocche comes together beautifully in the glass, as the tannins soften a touch and the wine gains clarity. High-toned, floral aromatics accompany the fruit through to the long finish. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. By Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Oct 2009.
I found a bottle of 2005 Renato Ratti Barolo Rocche in my cellar last night. I have always been a fan of 2005 Barolos. They tend to be round and fruity and show lovely finesse. Many are just beginning to open. The 2004s and 2006s are much more acidic and hard. Anyway, this was a wine that showed beautiful crushed berries and spices with hints of dried procini mushroom. I like the floral notes as well. It’s full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a fruity, subtle finish. Drink or hold. By James Suckling, Nov 2012.
Shows ripe strawberry and black cherry aromas, with hints of flowers. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and lots of fruit, vanilla and white pepper character. Long and rich. Best after 2012. 900 cases made. By Wine Spectator, Jul 2009.
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