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Papagena Barbera d'Alba Superiore

8.925 ratings
8.84 pro ratings
Alba, Cuneo, 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
Willem Jan Withagen

Rather disappointing. Tasted better years of this same wine.

Rather disappointing. Tasted better years of this same wine.

Oct 30th, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2011 / rather sharp

Vintage 2011 / rather sharp

Oct 30th, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2011 - vanilla leather tobacco spicy

Vintage 2011 - vanilla leather tobacco spicy

Oct 11th, 2016
Martijn

Perfectly aging this Barbera d’Alba. Paired it with pasta with confited duck. Good combination as the acids in the wine stood up against the fat in the dish.

Perfectly aging this Barbera d’Alba. Paired it with pasta with confited duck. Good combination as the acids in the wine stood up against the fat in the dish.

Jan 9th, 2021
Martijn

Dark red purple. Overwhelming nose with blackfruit but also some forrest and wood. Ridiculous PQR as we only payd 15 euro’s for it. No need to keep it any longer. Just enjoy!

Dark red purple. Overwhelming nose with blackfruit but also some forrest and wood. Ridiculous PQR as we only payd 15 euro’s for it. No need to keep it any longer. Just enjoy!

Nov 5th, 2019
Martijn

2011 vintage on 16.1.19
Perhaps in a strange phase this wine. As much as we enjoyed it two years ago currently it is a bit harsh. The sweet ripe red fruit is hiding or gone...
The nose is nice though. Some cinnamon, sandelwood and other spices.
In the mouth however the acids dominate. Lets see how it goes with the food and tomorrow. For now 85.

2011 vintage on 16.1.19
Perhaps in a strange phase this wine. As much as we enjoyed it two years ago currently it is a bit harsh. The sweet ripe red fruit is hiding or gone...
The nose is nice though. Some cinnamon, sandelwood and other spices.
In the mouth however the acids dominate. Lets see how it goes with the food and tomorrow. For now 85.

Jan 16th, 2019
Sheryl Lee

Incredibly sweet and round

Incredibly sweet and round

Apr 19th, 2017
Martijn

2011 vintage on 12.4.17
Not decanted and that is a mistake. The nose closed yet (1hr). Well balanced in the mouth though. Will write again late tonight. So even at day 3 a good wine! Berries and cocoa. Warm mouth. Just watch for the depot. Will try again next year.

2011 vintage on 12.4.17
Not decanted and that is a mistake. The nose closed yet (1hr). Well balanced in the mouth though. Will write again late tonight. So even at day 3 a good wine! Berries and cocoa. Warm mouth. Just watch for the depot. Will try again next year.

Apr 12th, 2017
Taylor Stein

Interlaken date night.

Interlaken date night.

May 22nd, 2016
Peter van den Besselaar

Peter had this 5 years ago

Peter had this 5 years ago

Dec 3rd, 2015