Robert Parker 94
The 2009 Cannubi S. Lorenzo – Ravera shows similar tones of dark tobacco leaf and herb. But this expression also delivers a dusty mineral note that beautifully frames and delineates the overall bouquet. The big surprise is due to the crisp freshness of this wine. Thanks to that acidity, you can count on the wine’s aging potential. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030. This historic brand, presents some of the purest Barolo available today. Importer: Vinifera Imports; New York, NY; tel. (631) 467-5907
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030
Good medium red. Enticing aromas of redcurrant, sour red cherry, marzipan and violet, plus a whiff of smoky oak. Silky and perfumed in the mouth but still youthfully unforthcoming. Rich in the style of the year but with very good definition and inner-mouth perfume. "Our most feminine Barolo, from more sandy soil," noted Marta Rinaldi, adding that the family's holding in Ravera is closer to the woods, cooler and southeast-facing, and thus contributes acidity to the blend.