Vecchio Barolo & Barbaresco #3: 1970's

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In which Ratti adds a second adjective to most of his ratings (we love Maestoso!).

The focus has always been on ’71 and ’78 as the two key vintages of the decade, but we agree with Galloni that there is a lot to love about 1970, 1974, and 1979.

1970: Ratti, * Annata Grande, Maestoso (“Majestic”); Wasserman ***-; Galloni 96pts

I agree with Antonio: the 1970s are less powerful than the 1971s, but overall it is a fine vintage with a lot to offer.

1971: Ratti, ** Annata Eccezionale, Maestoso;  Wasserman ****; Galloni 98 pts

Along with the 1964s, the ‘71s have the potential to be the best old wine you’ll ever try.

1972: Ratti, Annata Pessima; Wasserman 0;

A literal washout. No Barolo or Barbaresco was produced.

1973: Ratti, Annata Normale; Wasserman 0; Galloni 75 pts

I can only remember a couple; for a weak vintage they weren’t all bad, so useful for birth year purposes.

1974: Ratti, Annata Ottima (“Great”), Maestoso; Wasserman **-; Galloni 95 pts

The '74s are quite rich and full-bodied. Maestoso might be pushing it a bit, but if this is your year (or not) then you are in luck!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1975: Ratti, Annata Buona, Equilibrato; Wasserman 0; Galloni 82 pts

1976: Ratti, Annata Normale, Elegante; Wasserman 0; Galloni 75 pts

1977: Ratti, Annata Normale; Wasserman 0; Galloni 75 pts

1978: Ratti, Annata Grande, Maestoso; Wasserman ***; Galloni 97 pts

It’s amazing, but some 1978s still have years to develop. They certainly need a lot of time to open-up in your glass, and then they offer remarkable experiences.

1979: Ratti, Annata Ottima, Equilibrato; Wasserman **; Galloni 93 pts

I’ve always liked the ‘79s; they are lighter and a little austere when compared to the other good vintages of the decade, but they are also elegant, balanced, and transparent in their expressions of terroir – wines well worth trying.

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Massolino 1970 Barolo

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Rinaldi, Francesco 1974 Barolo

This bottle is drinking so well right now. If you can spare the money, please do your self a favor and grab one while you can. Poised on the brink of maturity, the wine offers savory, tertiary aromas of earth, roasting meat, and mushroom along with delicate, mouth-filling dried cherry flavors. Really, this is the kind of beautiful, masterfully wrought wine that defies description and lingers in one's memory for years. Make sure to give the wine ample time to decant; it will take several hours of air for it to show all it has to offer. -msb

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