2001 Hastae Barbera d'Asti Quorum
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Barbera
91 Points | International Wine Cellar , February 2008
($80) Saturated, deep ruby-red. Flamboyant aromas of plum, strawberry, leather and dried flowers, with a pronounced roasted oak component. Then rich and chewy yet somehow suave in the mouth, with dark fruit flavors complicated by game, underbrush and minerals. Impressively dense, fat, large-scaled barbera with a mellow, very long finish featuring lush, silky tannins and considerable sweetness. Hardly your typical barbera, and that's not meant as a complaint! This is a joint project involving Coppo, Chiarlo, Vietti, Prunotto, Braida and Berta. (Folio Fine Wine Partners, Napa, CA)
88 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry
Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap
and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern
style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines;
sweet wines and dessert wines.
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Piedmont may be famous for its Nebbiolo-based wines, Barolo and Barbaresco, but the inhabitants of this region in Northwest Italy don't drink these big, tannic wines on an everyday basis. When it comes to a weekday dinner's accompaniment, they usually turn to Barbera (when not drinking the other everyday wine of the region, Dolcetto.) With this in mind, it's no surprise that...
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