ceretto, barolo, prapo 2011
An oaky style, boasting chocolate, mocha, cherry and plum flavors. The mouthcoating tannins are assertive but not overbearing, lingering with spice and underbrush accents. Best from 2019 through 2030. 420 cases made.
Aromas of mature berry, menthol, coffee bean, toast and dark cooking spice emerge on this bracing wine. The firmly structured palate delivers dried black cherry, espresso, French oak, licorice, chopped herb and tobacco set against bracing, close-grained tannins and the warmth of alcohol. The tannins will need years to unwind.
Beautiful aromas of blueberry, blackberry and hints of chocolate. Full-bodied, layered and rich with velvety tannins and a long finish. Better in 2018 but delicious already.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Of Ceretto's single vineyard expressions, the most robust and muscular is the 2011 Barolo Prapó. This comes as no surprise given that fruit is sourced from the Serralunga d'Alba township that is recognized for those heftier and darker characteristics. The wine boasts a dense and thickly extracted style with black fruit, anise seed, leather, tobacco and grilled rosemary. In the mouth, the tobacco flavors leave a lasting impression.