Elvio Cogno Barolo Ravera 2015

  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Elvio Cogno
  • Varietal: Nebbiolo
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Piedmont
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: D7659
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Elvio Cogno Barolo Ravera 2015 is available to buy in increments of 1

Barolo has 11 communes (crus) identified as zones of distinct and premium wines, but the Ravera Cru has been the least known of the group. Why? Like other regions where grapes have been sold off to négociants (Macon & Beaujolais come to mind), the lack of a producer's obsession with crafting a story of that vineyard's wine wasn't on display. That was the story of Ravera, too, until Elvio Cogno bought a vineyard in 1990 and began the revolution, and later hired winemaker and son-in law Valter Fissore to carry charge ahead.

95 pts James Suckling

Beautifully pure and seamless Barolo with superb balance. Bright strawberry and floral aromas and attractive sweet spices, leading to a palate with assertive, juicy tannins that carry rich, fresh red-plum and cherry flavor. Power with elegance. Try from 2023.

94 pts Wine Advocate

The 2015 Barolo Ravera shows a deep concentration and dark fruit intensity. This warm-vintage Barolo opens with a ripe and soft bouquet that brings out some nice cherry notes with creamy black fruit at the back. The finish is soft and luscious. There is so much fruity succulence here that the wine should stand up to a gamey dish of liver pâté or pasta with wild boar.

94 pts Wine Spectator

This is tightly structured and dense, with burly tannins wrapped around cherry, plum, licorice, tar and menthol flavors. It's difficult to see where this is going today, but the finish is long and will need considerable time to hit its stride. Best from 2023 through 2042. 600 cases imported.

93 pts Vinous

Soaring aromatics make a strong opening statement in the 2015 Barolo Ravera. Bright, precise and finely sculpted, the Ravera captures all the best the 2015 vintage has to offer. Kirsch, sweet mint, hard candy and expressive floral notes are given an extra kick of inner sweetness from the natural energy of Ravera. There is so much to look forward to as the 2015 develops in bottle. This is a stellar showing.