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Luigi Pira Barolo Vigna Margheria 2008

Luigi Pira Barolo Vigna Margheria 2008

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Ruby red at the core, tending to garnet towards the rim, Pira's Margheria has a characteristic Barolo nose: fruity, it layers aromas of black cherry, with licorice, tobacco, leather, and sweet spices. It is austere on the palate, concentrated in its flavors, full-bodied with firm tannins and excellent length.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Brand Luigi Pira
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Wine AdvocatePira's 2008 Barolo Vigna Margheria has developed very nicely since I first tasted it in November, 2011. The typical power and weight of this site comes through, but in 2008 the Margheria has an extra dimension of sexiness that makes it highly appealing. Dark cherries, plums, asphalt, melted road tar, dried rose petals and licorice are some of the many notes that come to life in the glass. The weight and tannic finish is pure Margheria, even if the 2008 isn't quite the bruiser it often is. Pira aged the Margheria in 20-hectoliter casks. This is a terrific showing. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.

Antonio Galloni, April 2012