Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Ravera 2017 750ml - Yankee Spirits
Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Ravera 2017 750ml
SKU: 120508

Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Ravera 2017

  • ws92
  • wa91
  • we90
  • jd90


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Category Red Wine
Origin Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Brand Arnaldo Rivera
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
This Barolo comes from the Ravera Cru, a top site in Novello, sourced from six parcels at a high elevation of around 1300 feet. The nose is intensely smoky, with raspberry and strawberry aromas. The calcareous white soils produce beautiful fruit aromatics, whilst the due-south sun-facing aspect add considerable depth to the fruit and ripeness to the firm tannins. Directness of fruit is also brought forward by a degree less oak than their other Cru wines, with some smaller format wood -- but none of it new. It's sleek and stylish, a lifted wine that's taut and spicy with fine-grained tannins. There's tension and persistence here, with a long and elegant finish. A long and profound Barolo to approach now or cellar a good while, the Ravera is a classic.
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

Notes of bright cherry and plum fruit are matched by oak spice and cigar box flavors in this suave red. Firmly structured, with a long, eucalyptus, spice and iron aftertaste. Fine balance. Best from 2024 through 2040. 470 cases made, 50 cases imported.

November 15, 2021
Wine Advocate
  • wa91

With fruit from the village of Novello, the Arnaldo Rivera 2017 Barolo Ravera shows some of the extra plumpness and ripeness of the vintage with dark cherry confit and plum pudding. There are dark mineral and licorice tones, and the wine also displays some red cedar or smoked oak. Those darker or more saturated tones appear more evident in this vintage, and the tannins do show some dryness. This was a release of about 5,600 bottles.

June 17, 2021
Wine Enthusiast
  • we90

Aromas of violet, truffle and tobacco emerge from the glass. The savory palate offers dried black cherry, clove and tobacco alongside tightly knit, polished tannins. Drink 2023-2029.

September 1, 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd90

From six parcels within the south-facing cru of Ravera in Novello, the 2017 Barolo Ravera was aged for 32 months in French oak tonneaux and large casks. It is lifted with fresh mint, saddle leather, vanilla, and sour cherry. There are iron-rich mineral notes on the palate, with dried plum, tobacco, and smoky earth. Where the fruit falls off, the tannic grip hangs on, though I am not certain that will balance out. Drink 2024-2036.

May 27, 2021

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