Color of burgundy with a slight purple hue. Quite clear. Nose of nice dried strawberry, beautiful aldehyde, nice savory herb, oily paint, and strength of alcohol. Nose is beautiful and well refined. Taste follows the nose with addition of zest, slight sweetness, warmth of alcohol, and mellow tannins. Well balanced and tasty. Aftertaste is long and savory. Beautiful. — 2 days ago
Medium Ruby with complex aromas of ripe berry fruits and fresh floral, mint and herb citrus scents, aged for 36 months in oak. On the palate the palate flavors of raspberry, cherry, tobacco and fresh herbs give this medium+ body wine some power, yet it’s graceful and elegant. Soft fine tannins on a well balanced frame makes this wine enjoyable today but it will be better in about 5 years and over the next decade. — 2 days ago
Nose is really gorgeous but muted. Really elegant cherry flowers. But they are like hidden behind a veil.
Palate is cherry fruit. Some licorice. Maybe a kiss of cocoa? Great silky texture.
Gorgeous material here. Needs a long decant or a few years at this point. But a great wine.
Day 2 still perfect balance. Nose is intense potpourri. Really deep and beautiful. Palate is still so juicy. Dense. Delicious.
Bought from fass selections — 8 days ago
Ruby with berry fruit aromas, mint and herb cedar scents. On the palate black cherry & raspberry, licorice, citrus rind and herb notes. Full taut tannins bring fruit to long finish ending with herbs and earthy mineral. Nice! Just starting to open up now and will age over next 5-10 years. — 19 hours ago
Winery located in Alba, the Piedmont region was founded by its namesake in 1881. Great Grandson, Pio Boffa, continues the tradition of innovative wine making. Ruby with red fruit aromas and herb floral scents. On the palate sour cherry & dried berries, cinnamon, licorice and herb notes. Full soft tannins bring fruit to long finish ending with earthy mineral. Wonderful! Great now! — 11 days ago
Ruby with black fruit aromas and herb floral scents. On the palate dark berry, black cherry & raspberry, cinnamon, licorice and floral herb notes. Full taut tannins bring fruit to long finish ending with spice and earthy mineral. Wonderful! Just beginning to open, will age well over next 5-7 years. — 19 hours ago
lovely entry level barbaresco.
no fireworks but still a pleasure to drink.
medium + tannins
expected high acidity
sour red 🍒, earth, dust, smoke, coffee and cacao and hinted orange peel.
worked great with fried pedron peppers, smoked chicken fillet and smoked denver steak.
best pairing was with grilled lamb sweetbread.
i need more nebbiolo in my life. — 7 days ago
Rated as the “lesser” cru of 2013 but started phenomenally, beautiful aromatic nose and juicy taste with the typical Barbaresco flavours. But after a 4 hour decant VA pops up, initially ok but kept on increasing untill it became a glass of nail polisher. Dissappointing and interesting at the same time. Luckily only with the last glass... — 12 days ago
Medium Ruby with aromas of floral, dark berry fruits and oak notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, ripe cherry, licorice, tobacco and savory vanilla oak spice wrapped in tight firm tannins that need at least 5 more years to start showing finesse. Long finish ending with fruit and earthy mineral spice. Let this one sit for a while, it is a beauty. — 2 days ago