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Bric Balin Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.01 ratings
9.01 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
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The 2017 Barbaresco Bric Balin is the product of a very challenging growing season marked by hail, frost and a hot, dry summer, conditions that left the wine with drying tannins that are still evident. Even so, the 2017 has developed nicely. New oak accents that were strong last year have softened, while the wine retains good freshness. Dark cherry, plum, mocha and spice linger. All things considered, this is a solid effort, but readers have to be willing to look past the gritty tannins. I would open the 2017 well in advance. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2020)

The 2017 Barbaresco Bric Balin is the product of a very challenging growing season marked by hail, frost and a hot, dry summer, conditions that left the wine with drying tannins that are still evident. Even so, the 2017 has developed nicely. New oak accents that were strong last year have softened, while the wine retains good freshness. Dark cherry, plum, mocha and spice linger. All things considered, this is a solid effort, but readers have to be willing to look past the gritty tannins. I would open the 2017 well in advance. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2020)

Oct 23rd, 2020