Barbaresco, Cuneo

Giuseppe Cortese

Rabajà Barbaresco Nebbiolo 1998

You wouldn’t know Barbaresco is one of my favourite wines as I hardly review them weirdly 😁 so seeing this 21 year old baby @ £83 recently I thought I gotta get me a piece of that 😉 It’s a few years past it’s peak now but still a decent drop although not worth its current 💵

📍 Giuseppe Cortese Rabaja 1998

🏵 89-90 points

🍇 Nebbiolo

🍷 Clear cherry ruby w/ bricked edge

👃 Tortured mashed cherry through tar, tobacco, soot embers, soggy earth, drenched oak & herbs w/ dirty dried red flower potpourri, menthol/mint & shy red berries

👄 Med slight tart body of earthy red cherry w/ a slight dry cocoa & red berry backbone

🎯 Med+ dry woody earthy red cherry/berry cocoa warming finale
— 9 days ago

Chris, Keith and 19 others liked this

Bruno Giacosa

Santo Stefano Di Neive Barbaresco Nebbiolo 1997

Tar, roses, and red fruit dance an intricate and captivating routine, incredible grace and balance, drinking superbly and should continue to do so for years to come. — 4 days ago

Ira, Anthony De and 4 others liked this


Langhe Nebbiolo 2013

Hard to imagine a more lovely Langhe Nebbiolo. This is a food wine without a doubt; particularly lean, fresh and sculpted for the vintage. — 13 days ago

Daniel, P and 17 others liked this

Cantina Tomaso Gianolio

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2014

Spice, cherries great palate vivacity. Some great fresh old attic on the nose. Great freshness on the finish. A hint of bitterness. Delicious. For a difficult vintage a tremendous achievement. Bought from fass selections. — 2 days ago

Lyle Fass
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Lyle, Severn and 5 others liked this

Massimo Rivetti

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2014

This was ready for business right from the get-go. Slightly hazy in the glass, was a striking ruby color. The fruit plays a predominate role but there’s good balance here. It lacks the structure for the long haul but it’s delicious now. — 8 days ago

Hermes, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2015

Hmmm. I have to admit I liked the 2014 much better. This seemed a little on the light/thin side to me. It was better on day 2 with bacon pizza. SM — 7 days ago

Shay, Shawn and 12 others liked this

Boffa Carlo

Paje Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2012

What a nose, and then the taste! God I love Barbaresco. Very approachable, completely ready to drink. A house I know quite well and I can say this 2012 is remarkably good. Very good QPR! — 17 days ago

Keith, David and 17 others liked this
Michael Meyer

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Not familiar with this producer but will definitely look for it in the future!
Anthony De Blasi

Anthony De Blasi

He produces a general Barbaresco, a Paje and an Ovello. His father used to sell all the grapes to the known producers but he started to bottle them under his own name. Probably the reason why his wines are still quite affordable. His other wines are also worthwhile

Produttori del Barbaresco

Rio Sordo Riserva Barbaresco Nebbiolo

Horizontal tasting of 1979 Produttori. Rio Sordi and Rabaja were wines of night for me. Such a great value and quite amazing how well these age, though for me I am enjoying drinking these on the younger side. — 2 days ago

Henry Weissmann
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Ken, Severn and 3 others liked this

Giovannini Moresco

Podere del Pajore Barbaresco Nebbiolo

Wine of night for me. Elegant, medium body, clean, rose, balsamic., all the good stuff. Energy and age. This producer sold to Gaja years ago. Rare wine, what a treat. — 2 days ago

Henry Weissmann
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Ken, Severn and 2 others liked this

Produttori del Barbaresco

Paije Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2011

T New

Comparing 2011 and 2015. Older is better. But both are terrific. The 2011 is deeper and darker, the 2015 fresh and fruit forward. Both have great finishes. — 9 days ago

LM, Jay and 1 other liked this