Ruby red, almost garnet. Wide and deep-rooted, characterized by a fruity and licorice bouquet. On the palate it is soft, harmonious, fresh, delicate in tannins, rich in red fruit. Ideal for delicate meat dishes such as grilled fillet, overcooked in the oven or first courses such as ravioli, tagliatelle with meat sauce, truffled foods and aged cheeses.
This wine plays the role of the classic Barolo release, or the "annata" (vintage) wine if you prefer. With the white label, the Parusso 2019 Barolo Perarmando is dedicated to the man who founded this family-run estate in 1971. Armando's blend (with fruit from Bussia, Mosconi and Mariondino) shows some of the tighter or more astringent aromas that come from the stems and the skins of the Nebbiolo grape. You also get a lot of the pulpiness too with bold cherry and dried blackberry aromas. Those come on the heels of grilled herb and dark licorice.
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 94 pts.
The 2019 Barolo Perarmando is a very pretty, translucent wine. Crushed red berry fruit, kirsch, mint, orange peel and spice are all lacer together in this lifted, sculpted Barolo. There's terrific purity to the flavors. That said, the 2019 comes across as a touch light relative to most recent vintages, while the tannins are a bit severe.
- Vinous, 90 pts.
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