M. Marengo Barolo 2017
M. Marengo Barolo is a garnet red color. The nose is intense, elegant and fruity with red fruit aromas. Warm, balanced and integrated tannins on the palate with a persistent finish.
This is a generous and rather soft 2017 with berry, toffee, chocolate and walnut character. Full-bodied and round-textured with a flavorful finish. Drink in 2023, but already very attractive.
Pretty cherry and currant aromas and flavors ply the dense texture in this lively, well-defined red, which shows excellent balance and energy, with floral, mineral and tobacco notes joining in and persisting on the complex finish. Best from 2024 through 2042. 1,000 cases made, 300 cases imported.
This wine draws its fruit from the Serradenari, Boiolo, Fossati and Roncaglie vineyards in La Morra. The M. Marengo 2017 Barolo achieves a level of immediate elegance and balance that was by no means easy to achieve in this challenging and hot vintage. The Marengo family has successfully harnessed the floral and more graceful side of the vintage fruit, with wild berry and powdered licorice. You do feel the youthful tannic tightness in this release, so give this wine a few extra years to unwind and soften. This was a release of 10,700 bottles.