Giuseppe Cortese

Rabajà Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.218 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Barbaresco, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Ed Lehrman

This wine was a little lighter than expected but really aromatic and really fun to drink. I didn’t really miss the weight.

This wine was a little lighter than expected but really aromatic and really fun to drink. I didn’t really miss the weight.

Jan 19th, 2020
Chaad Thomas

Owner, First Tier Imports

9.5

This was unexpectedly deep garnet, bricking pretty heavily, so that gave some pause. Balsamic and tar on nose reassured, and in the mouth, the high detailing and supple texture carried a milk chocolatey note over classic elements of dried rose, savoury mineral and tanned leather. Fruit was perfectly interested, along bitter cherry lines, yet juicy and succulent. Long, harmonious finish proved perfectly resolved tannins. Wow! Despite atypical features, this was clearly Barolo, and an utter joy to drink, satisfying at every step.

This was unexpectedly deep garnet, bricking pretty heavily, so that gave some pause. Balsamic and tar on nose reassured, and in the mouth, the high detailing and supple texture carried a milk chocolatey note over classic elements of dried rose, savoury mineral and tanned leather. Fruit was perfectly interested, along bitter cherry lines, yet juicy and succulent. Long, harmonious finish proved perfectly resolved tannins. Wow! Despite atypical features, this was clearly Barolo, and an utter joy to drink, satisfying at every step.

2 people found it helpfulMay 13th, 2015
Ned Gray Creed

So subtle. Perfectly aged. With the ravioli, superb.

So subtle. Perfectly aged. With the ravioli, superb.

May 9th, 2019
Pablo Garcia

It shows signs of aging, brick orange color but still vibrant. Great aromas of sweet dried fruit. Loved it!!!!

It shows signs of aging, brick orange color but still vibrant. Great aromas of sweet dried fruit. Loved it!!!!

Oct 27th, 2018
Raitt

Already passed the peak.

Already passed the peak.

May 5th, 2018
Joakim Bogström

Balsamic raspberries, black truffle w/ hints of cigar. Pale evolved ruby color w/ big rim. Dry, medium acidity. Mature tannins. Not overused oak. Great balance!

Balsamic raspberries, black truffle w/ hints of cigar. Pale evolved ruby color w/ big rim. Dry, medium acidity. Mature tannins. Not overused oak. Great balance!

May 31st, 2017
Andrew Steffensmeier

First night was mostly ripe fruits, and a little an austerity which made it feel over the hill. Left the half bottle open, and happened to try it before throwing out the next night. Fruits came forward, and balance was right on. Much better.

First night was mostly ripe fruits, and a little an austerity which made it feel over the hill. Left the half bottle open, and happened to try it before throwing out the next night. Fruits came forward, and balance was right on. Much better.

Oct 30th, 2016
Ron Siegel

Nice drinking Barolo

Nice drinking Barolo

Jul 6th, 2016
John

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Dec 15th, 2015
Scott Hinschberger

Excellent!

Excellent!

Jun 6th, 2015