Produttori del Barbaresco

Riserva Pora Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.2359 ratings
9.2113 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
Perry Riddle

Open knit and supple. Evocative aroma, but lacking a bit of complexity. Very typical for 2011 and the Pora bottling. In a great place...I don't foresee further development.

Open knit and supple. Evocative aroma, but lacking a bit of complexity. Very typical for 2011 and the Pora bottling. In a great place...I don't foresee further development.

Feb 6th, 2021
Bob McDonald

Tarry notes with menthol and liquorice. Highly savoury medium weight palate - no fruit descriptors except dried fruit finishing with fine grained powdery persistent tannins and M minus acid. I think the tannins in Nebbiolo never actually resolve or meld - with age they get finer but they are always there. Good Barolo needs at least 20 years and for good Barbaresco you might get away with 15 years I reckon. This wine probably could have done with a couple more years. Made for food - in this case pork steaks.

Tarry notes with menthol and liquorice. Highly savoury medium weight palate - no fruit descriptors except dried fruit finishing with fine grained powdery persistent tannins and M minus acid. I think the tannins in Nebbiolo never actually resolve or meld - with age they get finer but they are always there. Good Barolo needs at least 20 years and for good Barbaresco you might get away with 15 years I reckon. This wine probably could have done with a couple more years. Made for food - in this case pork steaks.

Oct 9th, 2020
Shengli Hu

Sanguine, rust, basil, rosemary. Tart red cherry, fresh rose petal, and mint. High acidity, gripping elevated tannins, elevated body. Medium finish. Rougher tannins than Ovello 2014 and Asili 2014.

Sanguine, rust, basil, rosemary. Tart red cherry, fresh rose petal, and mint. High acidity, gripping elevated tannins, elevated body. Medium finish. Rougher tannins than Ovello 2014 and Asili 2014.

Oct 8th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Pora is one of 9 specific vineyards marketed as a Riserva after 4 years by the Produttori. We visited there several years ago and had a tasting of several of the distinct Cuvées. Rabaja and Asili would be 2 of the better known of these Cuvées. The Produttori is a great example of a cooperative working well for all the growers in the district. This 2005 Pora was medium Ruby in colour - transparent in spots. Aromas of earth dried rose petals and a touch of Tar and Tannin. Yes you can almost smell the Tannins! The light colour belies the power of this wine even at 14 years. On the palate sour cherries light tarry notes and masses of fine powdery Tannins - persistent and long. This wine demands food and it went well with Lamb Chops. If I had another of these I would leave it for at least another 5 years. Loved it.

Pora is one of 9 specific vineyards marketed as a Riserva after 4 years by the Produttori. We visited there several years ago and had a tasting of several of the distinct Cuvées. Rabaja and Asili would be 2 of the better known of these Cuvées. The Produttori is a great example of a cooperative working well for all the growers in the district. This 2005 Pora was medium Ruby in colour - transparent in spots. Aromas of earth dried rose petals and a touch of Tar and Tannin. Yes you can almost smell the Tannins! The light colour belies the power of this wine even at 14 years. On the palate sour cherries light tarry notes and masses of fine powdery Tannins - persistent and long. This wine demands food and it went well with Lamb Chops. If I had another of these I would leave it for at least another 5 years. Loved it.

Aug 30th, 2019
Conrad Green

Slightly stewed red and blue fruit, some freshness too if that makes sense. Tart but soft fruit. Pretty play doh like finish to the midpalate. Pretty.

Slightly stewed red and blue fruit, some freshness too if that makes sense. Tart but soft fruit. Pretty play doh like finish to the midpalate. Pretty.

Jul 8th, 2019
Perry Riddle

Wowzers

Wowzers

Jun 17th, 2018
Andrew S

Glorious. Nice fruit and wonderful tertiary flavors wound through.

Glorious. Nice fruit and wonderful tertiary flavors wound through.

Jan 8th, 2018
Ryan Mullins

On the very end of its life but throwing lots of apple and apricot. A treat for sure

On the very end of its life but throwing lots of apple and apricot. A treat for sure

Sep 3rd, 2017
Richard Rosensweig

Still improving. But tannins have mellowed and now drinkable. Lots of spice and brash, complex dark fruit, especially plum.

Still improving. But tannins have mellowed and now drinkable. Lots of spice and brash, complex dark fruit, especially plum.

1 person found it helpfulNov 27th, 2015
Beau Carson

The consistency and value are unbeatable.

The consistency and value are unbeatable.

Jul 10th, 2017