VM: The 2017 Barolo Perarmando is a wine Marco and Tiziana Parusso made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first vintage bottled by their father, Armando. It is a blend of the estate’s vineyards, approximately 50% Bussia, 30% Mosconi and 20% Mariondino. Absolutely stellar from the very first taste, the Perarmando is compelling. Sweet rose petal, mint, sage and red berry nuances lift from the glass. A touch of whole clusters add character without overpowering the wine’s balance, which is magnificent. This is such a glorious Barolo and one of the wines of the vintage.
JS: Very exotic Parusso Barolo as always, with dried fruit, strawberries and tangerines. Full-bodied with chewy tannins and a powerful, intense finish. This is really structured. Needs four or five years to soften. Try in 2025
WA: The 2017 Barolo Perarmando is a new wine from Marco and his sister Tiziana Parusso, a salute to their father Armando who founded this estate in 1971. The wine is being released just as this estate, located on the ridge of hills between Monforte d’Alba and Castiglione Falletto, celebrates its 50th anniversary. Perarmando shows the distinctive winemaking signature that sets this house style apart from all the rest in the Barolo region. There is a concerted effort to bring about concentration, richness, tannin and fruit intensity. You might think it’d be too much in a hot vintage like 2017. However, I found this wine to be especially graceful in the context of the very robust Parusso power threshold. There is extra astringency here, so please take care to give this bottle generous aging time. In keeping in line with a wine once made by Armando Parusso, this is a blend of fruit from Bussia, Mosconi and Mariondino. (ML) 94+