Castello di Neive

Santo Stefano Albesani Barbaresco Nebbiolo

8.814 ratings
9.31 pro ratings
Barbaresco, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Darren Dittrich

The 2011 is in a nice spot, traditionally made, integrated Nebbiolo flavor profile. Could not put this one down. SommSelect

The 2011 is in a nice spot, traditionally made, integrated Nebbiolo flavor profile. Could not put this one down. SommSelect

Feb 21st, 2019
Willie Carter

A medium garnet color with a wide rim. Classic Barbaresco nose of dried roses, cherries, and dark chocolate. Absolutely gorgeous on the nose. This is one of those producers where you just know that it’s going to be good. A fuller bodied Nebbiolo that’s dancing gracefully at the moment. Ripe tannins that do need a bit of air before the fruit can be fully uncovered. Silky smooth on the tongue and just plain delectable. Touches of leather and dried herbs to go along with the oak, stewed plums, and more cherries on the palate. Chocolate mousse and tobacco follow on the long finish. This can definitely hold up a for several more years but I wouldn’t blame you for opening now.

A medium garnet color with a wide rim. Classic Barbaresco nose of dried roses, cherries, and dark chocolate. Absolutely gorgeous on the nose. This is one of those producers where you just know that it’s going to be good. A fuller bodied Nebbiolo that’s dancing gracefully at the moment. Ripe tannins that do need a bit of air before the fruit can be fully uncovered. Silky smooth on the tongue and just plain delectable. Touches of leather and dried herbs to go along with the oak, stewed plums, and more cherries on the palate. Chocolate mousse and tobacco follow on the long finish. This can definitely hold up a for several more years but I wouldn’t blame you for opening now.

Oct 20th, 2019
Sameer Singh

Delicious. 1hr decant

Delicious. 1hr decant

Mar 19th, 2019
Anne Carman

Notes of black cherry, violet, hint of black licorice and cognac. Very full burnished plum and berry accent. Not fruity but dry, elegant. Soft soft finish.

Notes of black cherry, violet, hint of black licorice and cognac. Very full burnished plum and berry accent. Not fruity but dry, elegant. Soft soft finish.

Jan 23rd, 2019
Max Kelly

Showing a little bit of heat and overripeness but also some of the vineyard’s fine qualities.

Showing a little bit of heat and overripeness but also some of the vineyard’s fine qualities.

Dec 10th, 2018
Pooneet Kant

Really excellent. Bit of raisin but pure pure fruit, perfectly balanced, excellent acid, long finish. Delicious.

Really excellent. Bit of raisin but pure pure fruit, perfectly balanced, excellent acid, long finish. Delicious.

Nov 10th, 2018
Stuart Scheff

Sunday Sauce. Classic gorgeously smooth.

Sunday Sauce. Classic gorgeously smooth.

Nov 5th, 2018
Liz Bird

Uncorked Wine Club - bland and boring.

Uncorked Wine Club - bland and boring.

Nov 10th, 2017
Rob Stone

Rob had this a year ago

Rob had this a year ago

Dec 21st, 2018
Victoria Hines

Victoria had this a year ago

Victoria had this a year ago

Nov 11th, 2018