Rivetto Barolo Serralunga d'Alba 2009
Wine EnthusiastThis straightforward Barolo offers classic Nebbiolo aromas of dried rose petal, forest floor and ripe cherry. The palate delivers bright cherry and berry flavors, with hints of balsamic herbs and a subtle layer of carob. This is still young and tannic, but has surprising freshness for the vintage. Drink after 2015.
Wine AdvocateShowing sure signs of the territory that shaped it, the 2009 Barolo del Comune di Serralunga is a bold and opulent expression with extracted fruit and an inky dark appearance. This is a fleshy and layered Nebbiolo with red fruit, cured meat, tobacco and leather. The quality of the tannins is still quite astringent and gritty. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022.
Wine SpectatorA rich, open-knit style, sporting cherry, currant and tobacco notes, with grainy tannins on the finish. Balanced, but will need a few years to integrate fully. Best from 2016 through 2030. 2,000 cases made.