Floral, berry and white pepper aromas introduce this elegant red, with flavors of cherry, orange peel, grass and mineral in harmony with the sleek profile. Firms up on the finish, yet remains juicy, giving a lasting impression of sweet fruit. Best from 2022 through 2038. 120 cases imported.
95 points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Dec 2019)
Pietro Ratti and his family have created a truly beautiful expression from the Conca cru in La Morra. The 2015 Barolo Conca is more austere and closed initially compared to many of its peers from nearby vineyard sites. But you still get a sense of the profound depth and power of this warm vintage. This wine has the textural richness and fiber that is typical of this vintage with a more structured and sophisticated inner personality. A mere 3,000 bottles were made.
94+ points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # 243 - Jun 2019)
Aromas of rose, exotic spice, camphor and woodland berry shape the nose. Focused and linear, the elegant palate offers juicy raspberry, strawberry compote and star anise alongside taut, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Drink 2021–2027.
94 points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Oct 2019)
This is very attractive with fragrant, spicy red-cherry and strawberry aromas, as well as a gently tarry edge and a new-leather note. The palate has a beautifully ripe, plush and approachable, fleshy core of sweet red-fruit flavor. Supple finish. Drink or hold.
94 points, James Suckling (Nov 2019)
The 2015 Barolo Conca is dark, rich and ample, with all of the breadth that is typical of this south-facing site. Dark cherry, plum, sweet pipe tobacco, licorice and menthol all run through this bold, explosive Barolo from Ratti. Flamboyant and giving, the 2015 will drink well pretty much right out of the gate. The 2015 finishes with notable persistence and resonance. It is another strong effort in this range.
93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Nov 2019)