Cantina del Pino

Albesani Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.2106 ratings
9.130 pro ratings
Barbaresco, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Tracy Hall

A little bigger than the Ovello. Decant. Nice florals and Ripe bing cherry with tannins that carry to the finish. TBL

A little bigger than the Ovello. Decant. Nice florals and Ripe bing cherry with tannins that carry to the finish. TBL

Apr 10th, 2021
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9.5

The 2016 Barbaresco Albesani is the most reticent wine in this range. I have seen that before with this wine, only to see it blossom with a few years in bottle. Powerful and tightly wound, the Albesani is a Barbaresco to cellar for at least a few years. At this stage, it is all acid, tannin and brawn. Super-classic in the best sense of the term, the 2016 really only starts to blossom with about 24 hours of air! All of the classic Albesani breadth and inner sweetness is there, it just needs time to reveal itself. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2020)

The 2016 Barbaresco Albesani is the most reticent wine in this range. I have seen that before with this wine, only to see it blossom with a few years in bottle. Powerful and tightly wound, the Albesani is a Barbaresco to cellar for at least a few years. At this stage, it is all acid, tannin and brawn. Super-classic in the best sense of the term, the 2016 really only starts to blossom with about 24 hours of air! All of the classic Albesani breadth and inner sweetness is there, it just needs time to reveal itself. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2020)

Oct 23rd, 2020
boyd

Delicious. Quintessential barbaresco in a great spot.

Delicious. Quintessential barbaresco in a great spot.

Aug 23rd, 2019
Jonathan Wall

Beautiful nose. Lightly Toasted cherry with a tannic foundation. A good baby.

Beautiful nose. Lightly Toasted cherry with a tannic foundation. A good baby.

May 14th, 2019
Anthony Lombardi

2006. Great vintage, great producer. Needed some air, but showing loads of power, fruit & structure. Aromatics are fantastic. Cloves, cherries, brown sugar, florals. Loving this.

2006. Great vintage, great producer. Needed some air, but showing loads of power, fruit & structure. Aromatics are fantastic. Cloves, cherries, brown sugar, florals. Loving this.

2 people found it helpfulMar 12th, 2015
Mimi McLaughlin

Mimi had this 7 years ago

Mimi had this 7 years ago

1 person found it helpfulSep 18th, 2014
Gerich Fellermann

Sales Grassroots Wine Wholesalers

9.0

Gerich had this 7 years ago

Gerich had this 7 years ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 24th, 2014
Andrew Marshall

Andrew had this 7 years ago

Andrew had this 7 years ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 24th, 2014
boyd

Delicious. Young and grippy but delicious. Out of mag.

Delicious. Young and grippy but delicious. Out of mag.

Feb 22nd, 2017
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.0

Even better than the 2012

Even better than the 2012

Jan 26th, 2017