2015 Roagna Barolo Pira (750ml)

2015 Roagna Barolo Pira (750ml)

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"I can't recommend these wines highly enough." - AG

"Luca Roagna continues to ratchet up the quality of his wines in a meaningful way. Probably the biggest change here in recent years has been the shortening of time in barrel for most of the wines from about five years in cask to around three and half. Upon release, the wines have more freshness, energy and nuance than they once had. Unfortunately, the market has also noticed and prices are now quite a bit higher than they were when I first started visiting many years ago...Readers who can find these wines should not hesitate, as they are positively stellar." - Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

"Supple and polished, featuring the essence of cherry and strawberry fruit, accented by menthol, mineral and sage flavors. This shows intensity, with a tightly wound structure that is so well-integrated you don't notice it at first. Plays out on the linear profile with echoes of fruit, mineral and Langhe scrub. Best from 2022 through 2045. 148 cases made." 95 points — BS (Wine Spectator, Dec. 2020)

"The 2015 Barolo Pira is lifted and gracious in feel. In this vintage, the Pira is notably perfumed and restrained. Rose petal, mint, crushed flowers, dried cherry, star anise and cinnamon are some of the many notes that grace this delicate, lilting Barolo from Luca Roagna. The tannins are persistent and fine, lending a slightly nervous feel." 93 points -- Antonio Galloni (Vinous, Oct. 2020)