"A lovely impeccably balanced, understated wine that offers considerable regional and varietal expression" Antonio Galloni
"It goes well with a decant, but it’ll stay decades in the cellar. Yes. 95 Points" Gary Walsh
There’s a smell that I call ‘liquorice root’, which is a real smell, and it’s not the black sweet stuff, it’s the brown stick-like stuff that you can find if you look about, anyway, it’s one of my signatures for great Nebbiolo. Works like a pheromone on me, or something like that. This has it in spades, along with red and black fruits, a little tea and herb, roses and spice. It’s only medium bodied, and very precise and clear in its delivery – it fairly sparkles with purity – then a gentle rasp of kitten’s tongue tannin, fresh acidity, and a pretty long finish, a little dusting of spice as it delivers its magic. It goes well with a decant, but it’ll stay decades in the cellar. Yes. Rated : 95 Points Tasted : Jun17. Alcohol : 14% Price : $70 Closure : Cork Drink : 2019 - 2043. Gary Walsh. The Winefront.
The 2013 is a tasty, easygoing Barbaresco to drink over the next decade or more. There is good depth in the glass, with pretty notes of tobacco, licorice, herb and worn-in leather that add nuance. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate and a closing burst of acidity meld into the finish. The tannins are present, but they are also pretty much buried by the creaminess of the fruit. A lovely impeccably balanced, understated wine that offers considerable regional and varietal expression. In other words: textbook. The Produttori's Barbaresco has a track record of aging well, but the 2013 is also surprisingly accessible. It should drink well with minimal cellaring. L 16 097 Drink 2018-2033 90 points Antonio Galloni
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