Ceretto Barolo Prapò 2013
Lifted aromas of crushed mint, menthol, underbrush and crushed berry are front and center on this impressive wine. It's still young but already shows impeccable pedigree, delivering raspberry compote, juicy Marasca cherry, licorice and clove while assertive but refined tannins and fresh acidity provide balance and an age-worthy structure. Drink 2025-2038.
The cherry core is encased in leather, iron and stone flavors, but also tight, dense tannins, lending a sinewy character. All the components are in the right proportions and the finish is long. Best from 2022 through 2043. 330 cases made.
Usually one of the heartiest and substantial wines in the Ceretto lineup, the 2013 Barolo Prapó delivers a more understated and graceful performance in this vintage. The bouquet reveals fine aromas of wild berry and blueberry with spice, licorice, white truffle, tar and cured tobacco. Serralunga d'Alba shows dark fruit flavors and plenty of aromatic intensity for sure. But this vintage feels buoyant and bright instead with fine texture and long persistence. Pretty floral aromas of rose and summer lavender appear on the close.