Monica Larner – The Wine Advocate – juli 2020
“The Margherita Otto 2016 Barolo (with 3,600 bottles produced) is a firm and tightly knit expression with a solid center of gravity. The wine offers a dark and robust textural fabric with a pretty interlay of dark fruit, dried cherry, plum, licorice, crushed rock and balsam herb. You get the full package of Nebbiolo aromas, presented with elegance grace and careful balance. Thanks to that slightly darker character, I’d pair this pretty Barolo with an autumnal dish served locally that involves white truffles from Alba.
Alan Manley’s Margherita Otto is a relatively new discovery worth keeping an eye on. Alan was able to lease a 1.6-hectare site in Vignane (in the comune of Barolo). The site had Nebbiolo, Chardonnay and Dolcetto, but the two latter grapes were ripped out and replaced with Nebbiolo. A tiny bit of the Chardonnay remains. Alan was also able to add one hectare of Coste di Rose to his portfolio. It is planted to Nebbiolo and will soon make both a Barolo and a Langhe Nebbiolo. The 2016 Barolo reviewed here represents a blend of fruit from Monforte d’Alba, Serralunga d’Alba and Castiglione Falletto. The wine sees an extended maceration of 35 days and is aged in neutral oak botti for 33 months.”
Walter Speller – jancisrobinson.com – december 2020
“Lustrous mid ruby. Savoury, complex minerally cherry fruit with hints of malt, liquorice and chalky notes. Great focus of sappy, juicy cherry fruit on the palate and lined with coating tannins. Great balance and length and just at the beginning of its evolution.”
699.00 kr. 75 cl.