You don’t often find Barolo this cheap and if you do, it can often be a bit of a red flag. Not the case here. We were amazed with the ‘bang for your buck’ quality on offer here – a wine true to both the region and variety with freshness and verve in tow. On display is blood orange, mocha, succulent acid, orange zest and red liquorice. It’s very nicely perfumed and long on the finish. How did they produce such a great wine at this price? Beats us. – Ches Cook, FWC.
A new wine for Maretti, and I see it’s bottled by Terre del Barolo, who have quite a few vineyard sources, to say the least. Anyway, a pretty good vintage to choose, for launching a new wine. Traditional style, more or less, rich in dark cherry, with sage, mint, and new leather, and some aniseed and cocoa. Full-bodied, slightly meaty and rustic, but in a good way, ripe suede-like tannin, earthy, freshness with power, and a mesh of dry tannin and dried herb laced dark fruit on a finish of solid length. It’s already quite approachable, but should do well over the medium term. Value is excellent. Drink 2021 - 2025+, 93 Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front