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Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Spectator, 90 The Wine Advocate, 90 Wine Enthusiast
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Style: Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Item no. 119213
#61 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013
Classic Barbaresco, scent of spices, pepper, black cherries on the nose, powerful, firm, elegant and ethereal on the palate. Very long finish.
Perfect for rich pastas, red meats, game and cheese.
This is elegant and charming, featuring cherry, rose and tobacco flavors, with just a hint of earthy, underbrush. The tannins are beginning to soften and integrate. Approachable now, but will improve with time.
The 2007 Barbaresco offers up generous dark red fruit in an unusually flashy style for this wine. There is wonderful up-front richness, but then the wine loses a bit of depth on the mid-palate. The aromatics are also not quite as expressive as I would have liked. As delicious as this is, I miss the structure of 2006, the fruit of 2005 and the layered personality of 2004, any one of which might have elevated the 2007. As it stands, the 2007 Barbaresco comes across as open, accessible and ready to provide considerable pleasure, at least over the medium term.
Smoke, barbecue and tar emerge from the nose of this ethereal and elegant Barbaresco. You'll also get delicate fruity notes of pressed wild berries and white cherry. The wine is tart and fresh with drying tannins and a polished feel. Pair it with boiled beef and mint sauce.