Ceretto Barolo Prapò 2017
|Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
The most powerful wine in this grouping is the Ceretto 2017 Barolo Prapò that draws its fruit from a historic site in Serralunga d'Alba. These results are compact and rock-solid, with a deep well of plummy black and purple fruits packed tight at the core. Mineral notes of iron ore, crushed brick and dark licorice fill in the rear. Despite the hot and dry growing conditions, the wines from Serralunga d'Alba show very well across the board in 2017.
The 2017 Barolo Prapò is the most complete of these Barolos from Ceretto. There's terrific definition to the dark cherry, spice, kirsch, smoke and rose petal flavors. Overall, the Prapò is pretty soft for a young Serralunga Barolo, but there is plenty of muscle lurking beneath, not to mention a good deal of dimension that starts to emerge with time in the glass.
Vanilla, hay and floral aromas segue to strawberry and cherry fruit flavors in this slim, compact red. Combines refined, grainy tannins with vivid acidity and the finish is long, if austere for now. Best from 2025 through 2040. 40 cases imported.