Moccagatta

Bric Balin Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.0215 ratings
9.146 pro ratings
Barbaresco, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

Very intense and unrelenting structure. Acidity and tannins are still a bit younger than the fruit, which is sweet and pure despite showing some oxidation. Bright cranberries, leather, plum, mint and blood orange. Seriously intense, rustic wine that feels a tad disjointed right now but if stored properly will continue to evolve. Pairing with a hardy veal or braised beef dish would probably flatter this youthful and masculine beast.

Very intense and unrelenting structure. Acidity and tannins are still a bit younger than the fruit, which is sweet and pure despite showing some oxidation. Bright cranberries, leather, plum, mint and blood orange. Seriously intense, rustic wine that feels a tad disjointed right now but if stored properly will continue to evolve. Pairing with a hardy veal or braised beef dish would probably flatter this youthful and masculine beast.

Apr 29th, 2018
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.3

Beautifully evolvement, but still tight on the finish. Soaring aromatics, tilting towards dark fruit and hints of bitter chocolate. Needs another few years to fully blossom.

Beautifully evolvement, but still tight on the finish. Soaring aromatics, tilting towards dark fruit and hints of bitter chocolate. Needs another few years to fully blossom.

Nov 11th, 2017
Colin Heinrich

Sales & Marketing B Wise Vineyards

9.5

Oh yeah, rose, tar, wonderful tannins

Oh yeah, rose, tar, wonderful tannins

1 person found it helpfulDec 9th, 2013
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

9.3

From my cella, bought close to release. Not uber complex, but fairly classic, floral, tar, aromatics and a very adult, black tea like tannic structure. Penetrating and persistent. Rocked it with pan roasted squab.
Could take more time in terms of structure, but probably not improving in aromatic complexity.

From my cella, bought close to release. Not uber complex, but fairly classic, floral, tar, aromatics and a very adult, black tea like tannic structure. Penetrating and persistent. Rocked it with pan roasted squab.
Could take more time in terms of structure, but probably not improving in aromatic complexity.

May 12th, 2017
Maggie Meroney

My other favorite. So fantastic. Drinks like a Barolo.

My other favorite. So fantastic. Drinks like a Barolo.

Feb 16th, 2016
Nick Benz

Brambleberry, leather, rose,

Brambleberry, leather, rose,

Dec 26th, 2015
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.3

Held up better than the 97 cole and basarin. Smokey and spicy, but still youthful. Still has a long life ahead.

Held up better than the 97 cole and basarin. Smokey and spicy, but still youthful. Still has a long life ahead.

Aug 2nd, 2015
Stephen Rosemire

05, opens well, modern, nervy but still rich, in a solid place right now...

05, opens well, modern, nervy but still rich, in a solid place right now...

May 31st, 2015
Punky Mahle

Way too tannic and angular -just a baby. A little too much acetone in day 2

Way too tannic and angular -just a baby. A little too much acetone in day 2

Oct 20th, 2014
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.1

Modern style. Smooth operator.

Modern style. Smooth operator.

Mar 6th, 2014