2010 vintage. Tre Tine. Medium ruby hue. Nose is quite tight and reticent at first. After an hour of decanting, the beauty of this wine shines through. Perfumed, black fruits and spices with hints of wood shavings. Still very youthful without tertiary aromas. Vibrant. On the palate, very bright acidity creates an angular wine with some muscular definition. Medium minus body. Alcohol feels more 12.5% than the 14% on the bottle. Tannins are Fine and ripe. Concentration is deep but refined and not over powering - balanced. Finish is fairly long. Surprisingly light and elegant wine that nonetheless has a powerful underbelly. This wine has a very long journey ahead of it. Drink now until 2035+. — 2 years ago
Light and fruity but layered and Magical wine. Drank half one night then revisited the rest of the bottle one week later and was pleasantly surprised the wine was in perfect condition and opened up ! I would have dumped the bottle after all that time but somehow this wine is a survivor. 😍 — 2 years ago
Recovering from a horrendous cold that I’m pretty sure I got from walking the streets of Paris last week, I decided to venture out for a “treat yourself” Monday night dinner back in Chicago.
You know that song lyric that goes, “whatever Lola wants, Lola gets”? Well, not in my case. I did want a French wine solely based on nostalgia, but settled on an Italian in a French restaurant.
With one nostril passage opened, I was able to get a very overpowering bouquet of tar (which by the way has been on my bucket list of aromatics to smell- so happy I can cross that off), earth floor, mushrooms, cedar and a bit of menthol.
Tannins are very much soft and nonexistent in this bottle- full bodied with high acidity. Medium garnet color, which was surprising based on the age. I didn’t find this as complex as some Barolos I’ve had in the past, but still found it very enjoyable. On the palate, a very surprising sweet ripeness of red plum that doesn’t linger long on the tongue. Overall- not bad for a Monday. — a year ago
For the money, this is my favourite Barbaresco as it always delivers @ a great price and the latest 2015 doesn’t disappoint either at £30 😉 Drink well young as these do but will get better 👍 A vintage not to miss!
📍 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2015
🏵 92 points
🍷 Clear ruby cherry
👃 Earthy spiced red cherry, red flower potpourri, wood/tobacco smoke & leather w/ red berry fruits, herbs, blackberry, date & a hint of tar expressed in a Zalto Burgundy glass
👄 Med body of smooth red cherry & berry fruits w/ a touch of earthy blackberry
🎯 Long earthy red fruit explosion w/ a blackberry twist w/ very light subtle fine dry tannin then a hint of black olive oil 😁
— a year ago