Luigi Pira Barolo Marenca 1996

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  • SN: 91

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This has a nicely integrated sweet wood tone on the nose but plenty of slightly gamy, medicinal fruit backing it up with strong notes of beet, lico... Read more

Cherry, red licorice nose. Nice vegetal, herbal flavors with a red fruit edge. Hints of dark chocolate, spice, cedar box, and light leather. Read more

Licorice on the nose. Dry and tart with some menthol notes. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Luigi Pira Barolo Marenca

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
06/02/2009

This has a nicely integrated sweet wood tone on the nose but plenty of slightly gamy, medicinal fruit backing it up with strong notes of beet, licorice and menthol. It comes off as well polished even though the tannins are a bit stiff and woody. It's got a great core of black cherry fruit and the acids keep it finely focused allowing it to unfurl on the backend with burnished wood tones, beet root and aromatic root tones that stay nicely nervous. Not in a great place right now but well put together. I would recommend giving this at least 3 more years in the cellar for the tannins to fully integrate. 91pts 2012-2025


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4.50 5
06/03/2009

Cherry, red licorice nose. Nice vegetal, herbal flavors with a red fruit edge. Hints of dark chocolate, spice, cedar box, and light leather.

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  • Snooth User: solomania9
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    4.00 5
    06/12/2009

    Licorice on the nose. Dry and tart with some menthol notes.


    Snooth User: Adam Levin
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    4.00 5
    06/03/2009

    Wood, chocolate, and menthol on nose. Medicinal, acidic, and gamey in mouth. Good long tannins.

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  • Snooth User: Eric Guido
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    4.00 5
    05/23/2012

    Initially, the nose showed roses with new leather, tar, anise and sour red fruit hiding behind it all. The palate was very tight with savory beef broth, minerals, old cedar and cranberry. The finish showed sour red fruits with cheek puckering tannin lingering toward the end. As this bottle approached the fifth hour; the nose retained many of it's initial qualities but a rich (not sweet) cherry tobacco had moved to the front along with dusty dried flowers. The palate had taken on more body as a mix of red berries, cinnamon and sauté mushroom led to a slightly gravely tannin on the tremendously long finish. At the seventh, and last hour (only because we couldn't stop ourselves from drinking it). This bottle had become almost impossible to ignore as the cherry took on darker, woody and mentholated tones in the nose. The roses had become sweet and the tar faded to the rear. On the palate, sweeter red berries with cherry liqueur, spice, and soil took over. The tannins on the finish had faded to a slight drying sensation and left me with cranberry and cedar, which lasted for a full minute.


    Snooth User: Philip James
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    3.50 5
    06/03/2009

    Intense anise and licorice flavors on the nose. Even some menthol and mint. The wine is full of more anise and chocolate, menthol, all backed with a lots acids, and tannins. Finishes on a gamey flavor - strong and intense throughout.


    Snooth User: troyconquer
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    4.00 5
    06/03/2009

    Not a strong nose for me, but did smell a little spice. Not my favorite wine that night, but solid.

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    05/17/2010

    A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 1996 E Pira & Figli (Chiara Boschis) Barolo Cannubi 750ml


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