Marchesi di Barolo has a long and rich history, including being the first estate in Italy to produce a red wine in a dry style. They are located in the small town named Barolo in the Piedmont region.
They are a large producer producing both Nebbiolo based Barolo and Barbaresco wines, together with some Barbera, Dolcetto, Roero, Arneis, Moscato etc. based wines (all typical grapes in Piedmont). The grapes are gathered from their more than 100 hectares of vineyards.
Personally I don't rank Marckesi di Barolo as one of the top producers in Piedmont, but they do make stellar wines.
The wine has a meaty nose with some underlying tar. Meaty body, with red fruit, floral notes and some underlying tar. The finnish lets loose some great sour cherries, acidity and the tar gets more concentrated. You get some 2007 ripe fruit, which is typical for the vintage, but it's balanced. 89 points
This is not a Barolo you need to cellar for decades. It showed well right out of the bottle and has soft tannins. It has the characteristics that i look for in a Barolo, but just in a basic way. To me, this is a good standard Barolo. Not mind blowing, but very enjoyable.