Good saturated red. Perfumed, tangy nose offers currant and flowers, plus a suggestion of peachy fruit cocktail. Juicy, fresh and energetic; not yet particularly complex but very 2010 in style, offering clean, focused flavors of red fruits, flowers and white pepper. Finishes with firm but fine-grained tannins and a lingering note of peppery herbs.
92 Points | Wine Spectator
Outstanding, that is if you love dry, dusty barberesco's that actually coat your mouth like a blanket, leaving you with a rather Burgundian feel. This is by far the most subtle tannins that you will find in a quality Barbareso.
It is a great bottle but it will age very well into 2015/17. It is a bit austere now, but worth the wait. It is easily a $60 bottle. Great QPR.
Wow brilliant Barbaresco
Headed to Napa next week and I will be very hard pressed to find a wine as nice as this one for the price. We could not stop drinking this great offering until it was gone.Great on the nose with cherries and tobacco,tannins were mild and got even better with 10 minutes in the glass.
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Warm bready initial bouquet, cooking cherry, faint violet; flowery fruit in mouth, smooth and full; finish is acidic and more rosy, with tannin in the last, a rich Barbaresco that can age well.
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