Marchesi di Barolo Barolo Tradizone 2017
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
|Brand||Marchesi di Barolo|
Camphor, underbrush and a whiff of blue flower lead the way. On the medium-bodied palate, close-grained tannins accompany sour cherry and pomegranate before a tight, rather austere finish. Drink after 2026.
The 2016 Barolo Tradizione is a soft, fruity wine to drink now and over the next few years, while the flavors remain vibrant. Crushed flowers, red berry fruit and gently spiced notes all meld together in this gracious, effortless Barolo from the Marchesi.
This wine is considered the "della Tradizione" bottling, although it doesn't say so explicitly on the bottle. Instead, the Marchesi di Barolo 2016 Barolo Tradizione is noted for its retro label design that does indeed evoke local Barolo traditions. Made with classic lines, the wine pours forth with a mid-weight approach and vivid ruby highlights. The bouquet is loose and broad, with less focus compared to the others in this group. There is some green astringency as well. Given the excellence of the vintage, I would expect more from this wine. A whopping 130,000 bottles were produced.