Ravera Barolo DOCG
Wine & Spirits
95 Points - Wine & Spirits Year's Best Barolo & Barbaresco
Valter Fissore’s Ravera is brilliant in the warm 2015 vintage, striking a balance between fleshy cherry fruit, fresh florals and chiseled tannins. The wine feels generous yet precise, the flavors and aromas amplifies by the lively acidity that draws them out in a long, vertical finish.
This is tightly structured and dense, with burly tannins wrapped around cherry, plum, licorice, tar and menthol flavors. It's difficult to see where this is going today, but the finish is long and will need considerable time to hit its stride. Best from 2023 through 2042.
The Wine Advocate
The 2015 Barolo Ravera shows a deep concentration and dark fruit intensity. This warm-vintage Barolo opens with a ripe and soft bouquet that brings out some nice cherry notes with creamy black fruit at the back. The finish is soft and luscious. There is so much fruity succulence here that the wine should stand up to a gamey dish of liver pâté or pasta with wild boar.
Soaring aromatics make a strong opening statement in the 2015 Barolo Ravera. Bright, precise and finely sculpted, the Ravera captures all the best the 2015 vintage has to offer. Kirsch, sweet mint, hard candy and expressive floral notes are given an extra kick of inner sweetness from the natural energy of Ravera. There is so much to look forward to as the 2015 develops in bottle. This is a stellar showing