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Bricco dell'Uccellone Barbera d'Asti

9.2181 ratings
9.027 pro ratings
Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Barbera
Duck, Goose, Game, Chili & Hot Spicy, Turkey, Mushrooms, Chicken, Tomato-Based, Pork, Venison, Potato, Pasta, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Herbs, Veal, Salami & Prosciutto, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Ceccherini Cristiano

Magnum version
Excellent condition
Just needed a little to breath
Complex, but altogether just great pleasure
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It can't get any better

Magnum version
Excellent condition
Just needed a little to breath
Complex, but altogether just great pleasure
šŸ‘šŸ‘šŸ‘
It can't get any better

Oct 29th, 2017
Dario Tolone

2013, nice. not that alcolic like the last ones. smother.

2013, nice. not that alcolic like the last ones. smother.

2 people found it helpfulDec 13th, 2015
Matt Sindell

If this was a cult super-tuscan, it would be priced 3x as high and critics would be fawning over it. Thank God it is among the finest Piedmont has to offer. Great fruit, precise balance and a voluptuous texture. I can't say enough about this wine, and about many of the Giacomo Bologna wines, other than to note; these folks make great wines, period.

If this was a cult super-tuscan, it would be priced 3x as high and critics would be fawning over it. Thank God it is among the finest Piedmont has to offer. Great fruit, precise balance and a voluptuous texture. I can't say enough about this wine, and about many of the Giacomo Bologna wines, other than to note; these folks make great wines, period.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 16th, 2015
Christopher Zulueta

By far, the most serious Barbera I have come across. A 16% beast that opens with dark cherry, to cedar, to a long, warming bitter chocolate finish. Single vineyard beauty with a commitment to terroir. Awestruck.

By far, the most serious Barbera I have come across. A 16% beast that opens with dark cherry, to cedar, to a long, warming bitter chocolate finish. Single vineyard beauty with a commitment to terroir. Awestruck.

2 people found it helpfulNov 8th, 2013
Les Doss

First time with this myth of a wine. Polished but not showing everything. I think I missed what its potential could be. Confused a bit about what Barbera can be?

First time with this myth of a wine. Polished but not showing everything. I think I missed what its potential could be. Confused a bit about what Barbera can be?

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2016
Aaron Means

Paired with roast chicken, creamed spinach, and truffled mash. High toned fruit and above average acidity carried it through. Dried cherries, touch of cough drop, fresh cut cedar, violet/lavender. Silky tannins at this point with good mouthfeel. Short finish.

Paired with roast chicken, creamed spinach, and truffled mash. High toned fruit and above average acidity carried it through. Dried cherries, touch of cough drop, fresh cut cedar, violet/lavender. Silky tannins at this point with good mouthfeel. Short finish.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 27th, 2014
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2012 - violets, rich smell, widely fanning, menthol, velvety taste. I do understand why this wine has cult status, it's very complete and yet surprisingly elegant

Vintage 2012 - violets, rich smell, widely fanning, menthol, velvety taste. I do understand why this wine has cult status, it's very complete and yet surprisingly elegant

Oct 11th, 2016
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2013 - slightly development in color, lots and lots red fruit, cherries, spicy taste, refinement and refreshing acidity to balance body and alcohol. Excellent.

Vintage 2013 - slightly development in color, lots and lots red fruit, cherries, spicy taste, refinement and refreshing acidity to balance body and alcohol. Excellent.

Sep 17th, 2016
Ryan Brazell

Rise Over Run

8.5

Troubling VA. I've loved this wine in the past, but this vintage is beyond the pale.

Troubling VA. I've loved this wine in the past, but this vintage is beyond the pale.

Aug 26th, 2016
@mtpete

The quintessence of modern and ripe. Very well made, but not very Italian

The quintessence of modern and ripe. Very well made, but not very Italian

Jan 16th, 2016