Moccagatta

Bric Balin Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.019 ratings
9.37 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
Maggie Meroney

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

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

Feb 16th, 2016
Eddie Townsend

Winery Ambassador Hyde de Villaine

8.5

Opened quickly. Approachable after about 30 mins from decanting. Substantial new oak which was mitigated by decanting. I'd do it again.

Opened quickly. Approachable after about 30 mins from decanting. Substantial new oak which was mitigated by decanting. I'd do it again.

Jun 9th, 2013
Michael L S

Elegant, earthy with a core of dark fruit. In a good place and an excellent pairing with local morels served with spaghetti carbonara.

Elegant, earthy with a core of dark fruit. In a good place and an excellent pairing with local morels served with spaghetti carbonara.

Apr 29th, 2020
Noam Krantz

This wine has a personality. Lots of character. Opens up perfect.

This wine has a personality. Lots of character. Opens up perfect.

Mar 2nd, 2016
Tim Herrmann

Over the holiday, I did an all-day experiment seeing how long this improved for! It really took 3 hours for it to go from tight and thin to full and beautiful, and at 9 hours it showed deep, sweet red cherries, roses, some inorganic earth (more mineral than tar), spice, and gorgeous soft tannins. At this point the year of French oak was showing as sweetness and spice, and was smoothly integrated. While delicious and worth it this way, I'd give it more time in bottle to develop more savory character.

Over the holiday, I did an all-day experiment seeing how long this improved for! It really took 3 hours for it to go from tight and thin to full and beautiful, and at 9 hours it showed deep, sweet red cherries, roses, some inorganic earth (more mineral than tar), spice, and gorgeous soft tannins. At this point the year of French oak was showing as sweetness and spice, and was smoothly integrated. While delicious and worth it this way, I'd give it more time in bottle to develop more savory character.

Jan 4th, 2016
Rodolfo Alvarado

Above all else, very elegant. Also concentrated and fresh. The bouquet is subtle with blackberries and plum. Full body with ripe tannins and medium-low acidity. Good flavor on the tongue with a lush texture. Decanted for several hours and never lost any flavor or body.

Above all else, very elegant. Also concentrated and fresh. The bouquet is subtle with blackberries and plum. Full body with ripe tannins and medium-low acidity. Good flavor on the tongue with a lush texture. Decanted for several hours and never lost any flavor or body.

Oct 12th, 2015
Erica Okude

美味しい〜

美味しい〜

May 17th, 2014
Tim Herrmann

Strong aromas, but huge structure so very (too!) early to drink. Saving my other bottle of this for several years.

Strong aromas, but huge structure so very (too!) early to drink. Saving my other bottle of this for several years.

Jan 19th, 2014
Hai Tran

Hai had this 6 years ago

Hai had this 6 years ago

Feb 3rd, 2015
Hai Tran

Hai had this 7 years ago

Hai had this 7 years ago

Aug 9th, 2014