Novello. Heady, dense nose. Sweet and round before massive tannins. Bit of a tease! Sweet and treacly.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2036
The 2013 Barolo Ravera is dark, powerful and inviting. Here the flavors tend towards the darker end of Nebbiolo spectrum, with firm supporting tannins that add to an impression of power. Sweet spice, leather and plum notes develop as the wine gains volume in the glass. Today, the 2013 is powerful and tightly wound. Historically, the Ravera has needed a few years to unwind. I expect that will be the case here as well.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2038