Luigi Baudana Barolo Cerretta 2015
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|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
Ripe and juicy, displaying macerated cherry and plum flavors, complemented by menthol and rosemary notes. A line of mineral underscores all the elements, revealing a dense matrix of fine tannins on the finish. Best from 2023 through 2042. 300 cases made, 40 cases imported.
If the Baudana is a wine of sensuality, the 2015 Barolo Cerretta is a Barolo of virile, explosive power, which, among other things, shows just how different the wines of Serralunga can be. Black cherry, plum, sage, menthol and licorice hit the palate in a firm, massively tannic Barolo that is going to require considerable patience. The Cerretta is the embodiment of Serralunga richness and structure. What a wine!
Underbrush, blue flower and menthol aromas form the nose along with a whiff of leather. The palate is still youthfully austere, offering dried cherry, cranberry, wild herbs and tobacco set against a backbone of assertive, noble tannins and bright acidity. Give this time to fully develop. Drink 2025-2035.