Renato Ratti 2010 Barolo, "Marcenasco," Piedmont, Italy
Vinous.com rating: 92..."Ratti's 2010 Barolo Marcenasco is gorgeous. Dark red cherries, spices, new leather, menthol and tobacco are all laced together in the glass. The French oak is a bit evident at this stage, yet the weight, richness and body of the year comes through in spades. The Marcenasco is made from a collection of sites in La Morra. The 2010 was aged predominantly in cask, while about a third of the wine was aged in French oak barriques."