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Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.440 ratings
9.314 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
Conrad Green

Very delicate and stinky. Pretty and very light. Tea and madirized notes. Pretty and haunting.

Very delicate and stinky. Pretty and very light. Tea and madirized notes. Pretty and haunting.

Oct 3rd, 2018
Jimmy Hayes

Estate Director Mayacamas Vineyard

9.7

Wow! So full, but not overdone. Voluptuous texture and very rich, but anyone who loves great Nebbiolo should be smitten by this. Lots more life ahead. A stunning bottle.

Wow! So full, but not overdone. Voluptuous texture and very rich, but anyone who loves great Nebbiolo should be smitten by this. Lots more life ahead. A stunning bottle.

Apr 15th, 2016
Cara Patricia

GM/Partner/Head Sommelier at Les Clos San Francisco

9.6

Wha!!

Wha!!

Mar 7th, 2015
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.9

Magnum. 1971 Barbaresco. Fully mature and perhaps on the decline, but still showing dried rose petals and other delicate floral and earth tones. Pale rose colored typical of many very old Barbarescos. Clearly a wine geek's wine. I really liked it. Bottle had shown some very slight seepage not seen until the capsule was removed. A second Mag, not opened, seems to show better condition on closer examination.

Magnum. 1971 Barbaresco. Fully mature and perhaps on the decline, but still showing dried rose petals and other delicate floral and earth tones. Pale rose colored typical of many very old Barbarescos. Clearly a wine geek's wine. I really liked it. Bottle had shown some very slight seepage not seen until the capsule was removed. A second Mag, not opened, seems to show better condition on closer examination.

Jan 3rd, 2015
Vito Sergio Parente

Birth year...just saying! #1971 #gaja #barbaresco

Birth year...just saying! #1971 #gaja #barbaresco

Aug 30th, 2014
Alex Ring

Sommelier Balena

Angelo strikes again! Mature, ready, and giving. All red fruit and roses, with a surprising freshness for a 45 year old wine. Calling Barbaresco the queen of wine always felt cliche to me, but here she was, reigning supreme. #nebbyolo

Angelo strikes again! Mature, ready, and giving. All red fruit and roses, with a surprising freshness for a 45 year old wine. Calling Barbaresco the queen of wine always felt cliche to me, but here she was, reigning supreme. #nebbyolo

Apr 6th, 2016
Paul Woolls

As it developed, just continued to improve. This wine remains surreal.

As it developed, just continued to improve. This wine remains surreal.

Apr 5th, 2019
Jonathan Davidson

Menthol and roses. Very light bodied but sweet and balanced without flaws

Menthol and roses. Very light bodied but sweet and balanced without flaws

Oct 12th, 2018
Daniel Moritz

Absolutely gorgeous. Would rate higher if I didnt know the single vineyard 71s were even better. Mint red fruit. Just tremendous. Amazing acidity and balance.

Absolutely gorgeous. Would rate higher if I didnt know the single vineyard 71s were even better. Mint red fruit. Just tremendous. Amazing acidity and balance.

Mar 5th, 2018
Evan Bienstock

‘71 and still so very solid. Dare I say almost primary.... Pretty!

‘71 and still so very solid. Dare I say almost primary.... Pretty!

Dec 21st, 2017