Parusso Barolo 2012
Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Barolo shows distinct character and an all-encompassing approach. The wine strives for intensity, fullness and length. It achieves these goals with abundance. In fact, it probably crosses the line (maybe a few of them) if you are a traditional Nebbiolo purist. The idea here, however, is to create new boundaries and new goal posts for the finicky Piedmont grape. The aromas are direct and opulent with dark fruit and some dried prune. The mouthfeel is velvety and firm.
Wine SpectatorAlluring aromas of cherry, eucalyptus, menthol, licorice and tobacco introduce this seductive red. Beautifully balanced and long, with supportive, ripe tannins and a long aftertaste of licorice, spice and mineral. Best from 2018 through 2033.
VinousParusso's 2012 Barolo is soft, supple and forward, with gorgeous aromatic lift throughout. Sweet red cherry, plum, rose petal and lavender flesh out in a gracious, mid-weight Barolo that is already quite expressive. This is a striking entry-level Barolo from Marco Parusso.