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Barolo Riserva Speciale DOC by Scarpa 1962

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$299.00

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"An admittedly hard act to follow, but the 1962 Scarpa Barolo Riserva Speciale (a wine I hadn’t tried in the last six or seven years and was curious to see how it was holding up) was up to the task, and then some. This bottle was in perfect shape (decent provenance is always a problem with older Italian wines), still showcasing bright red cherry, rose petal and delicate tar aromas and flavors of noteworthy intensity, supported by vibrant acidity; unfortunately, thirty minutes after opening the bottle, less memorable woodsy and underbrush notes took over, while the fruit disappeared. Nevertheless I was very impressed by the wine, especially considering that 1962 is remembered as a vintage of mainly elegant Barolos but of dubious ageworthiness. Clearly, they were confident of the wine’s merits at Scarpa, as they chose to make a Riserva Speciale, something I wouldn’t have thought to be a particularly good idea in the 1962 vintage. Clearly, this wine proves me wrong."

94 points - Ian d'Agata, Vinous Media, June 2015

$299.00

$299.00

Scarpa

Italy (Italy), Piedmont (Italy)

1 x 750 ml

Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables


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"An admittedly hard act to follow, but the 1962 Scarpa Barolo Riserva Speciale (a wine I hadn’t tried in the last six or seven years and was curious to see how it was holding up) was up to the task, and then some. This bottle was in perfect shape (decent provenance is always a problem with older Italian wines), still showcasing bright red cherry, rose petal and delicate tar aromas and flavors of noteworthy intensity, supported by vibrant acidity; unfortunately, thirty minutes after opening the bottle, less memorable woodsy and underbrush notes took over, while the fruit disappeared. Nevertheless I was very impressed by the wine, especially considering that 1962 is remembered as a vintage of mainly elegant Barolos but of dubious ageworthiness. Clearly, they were confident of the wine’s merits at Scarpa, as they chose to make a Riserva Speciale, something I wouldn’t have thought to be a particularly good idea in the 1962 vintage. Clearly, this wine proves me wrong."

94 points - Ian d'Agata, Vinous Media, June 2015

Additional Information

Additional Information

Bottles per Case 1
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Scarpa
Region Italy (Italy), Piedmont (Italy)
Alcohol 14% alc./vol.
Style Warm and spicy reds
Vintage 1962
Farming Method Sustainable
Grapes 100% Nebbiolo
Food Pairing Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables
Descriptors Earthy, Floral, Mineral
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Unoaked
Body Medium
Price of Case $299.00

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