Giuseppe Cortese

Rabajà Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.07 ratings
8.83 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
Eric Guido

What a gorgeous bouquet on the '99 Giuseppe Cortese #Barbaresco #Rabaja. Here I found an earthy profile with masses of tobacco up front followed by moist dark soil, tar, dried roses, a mix of savory herbs and hints of black cherry. On the palate, I found soft medium-weight textures with balsamic tones, dried red fruits, iron-born minerals, balanced acids and wonderfully resolved tannins. Minerality defined the finish along with dark earth, inner florals and a bitter twang of acidity. I have a feeling that this will get even better through the evening--we shall see.

What a gorgeous bouquet on the '99 Giuseppe Cortese #Barbaresco #Rabaja. Here I found an earthy profile with masses of tobacco up front followed by moist dark soil, tar, dried roses, a mix of savory herbs and hints of black cherry. On the palate, I found soft medium-weight textures with balsamic tones, dried red fruits, iron-born minerals, balanced acids and wonderfully resolved tannins. Minerality defined the finish along with dark earth, inner florals and a bitter twang of acidity. I have a feeling that this will get even better through the evening--we shall see.

Nov 18th, 2017
Doctor No

Elegant, sweet red fruit, a bit of tobacco/tar and plum. Still a tannic bite on the back end but this softens with air. This is a fine Rabaja.

Elegant, sweet red fruit, a bit of tobacco/tar and plum. Still a tannic bite on the back end but this softens with air. This is a fine Rabaja.

Nov 1st, 2017
Doctor No

Old and off

Old and off

Jan 29th, 2018
DLynn Proctor

Penfolds Ambassador

9.4

DLynn had this 4 years ago

DLynn had this 4 years ago

Jul 22nd, 2016
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

8.3

Jason had this 6 years ago

Jason had this 6 years ago

Feb 22nd, 2014
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

8.7

Jason had this 7 years ago

Jason had this 7 years ago

Dec 26th, 2013
Ali Mostoufi

Ali had this 3 years ago

Ali had this 3 years ago

Jun 22nd, 2017
Mat Pi
8.6

Mat had this 3 years ago

Mat had this 3 years ago

Feb 12th, 2017