Aromas of French oak, spiced plum, violet and pipe tobacco mingle with a balsamic note of eucalyptus. The dense, full-bodied palate offers raspberry jam, licorice, orange zest and dried sage framed in tightly knit, close-grained tannins that grip the finish. Drink 2023–2035. KERIN O’KEEFE
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate
The 2015 Barolo Parafada is a beautifully supple and velvety expression (from Serralunga d'Alba where Nebbiolo tends to show more concentration and power) that wraps smoothly but thickly over the palate. The wine imparts dark fruit aromas with plum, pressed blackberry, tar, smoke and tobacco. Despite the immediate power of the wine, it ultimately performs with elegance and softness. These Barolos from 2015 tend to be more accessible overall and are suited to medium or long-term drinking. This wine sees a prolonged fermentation period (of up to one month) and undergoes malolactic fermentation in cement before aging in large oak casks for two years (and one year in bottle before its commercial release). Some 2,948 bottles were made.
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"Gorgeous aromas of dark berries and sliced tangerines with hints of flowers. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a clean and bright finish. One of the more approachable 2015s. Drink in 2021 and beyond."