Exemplar. Barbera D ‘ Alba…balanced, smooth berries evident medium bodied wine. — 17 days ago
red ruby fruit with pleasant tannin and definitely a crowd pleaser. nice acidity. perfect with pizza and by itself. would definitely revisit! — a month ago
Half an hour decant — 3 months ago
I often don’t appreciate the wines of Mauro Molino as much I probably should. Sure, they’re a bit more modern l but they often do a good job of preserving their sense of place and for that, I should give them more credit. In addition, the value they represent is undeniable. This 2017 example from the Bricco Luciani cru in the southeastern part of La Morra, is quite giving. Popped and poured, the wine pours a very faint ruby color with a translucent core and very light staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is intense and full of charm with bright red fruit reminiscent of bing cherry. There’s significant tar and roses, some orange bitters, tobacco, dried herbs, dried earth and a kiss of baking spices. On the palate, the wine is bone dry with high tannin and medium+ acid. Predominately ripe red cherry fruit with dried herbs, earth, and just the deftest touch of baking spice. The wine has a polished texture that makes it equal parts accessible as well as intriguing. Totally dig it. These should drink well over the next 10-15 years. — 5 months ago
2017. Burgundy color, but not overly dark. Medium body with rich smokey palette and dark fruit flavors. Medium tannin and persistence. Overall, this was very enjoyable. — 19 days ago
Dried apricot , cherry , stone . Fruitier barbera — 2 months ago
The stone of a peach, freshly peeled green mango skin, the fresh sweetness of fresh glades in the morning.
Sharp, distinct, aromatic.
Melon. White roses. A sort of sharp anise end note that is interesting and pleasant and adds a layer of complexity to this delightful, crisp, mineral-driven, and zippy wine — a month ago
Dusty nose with notes of tobacco and leather. Nice acidity with plum and ripe cherry flavors. Long finish. — 4 months ago