Prunotto

Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.0277 ratings
8.923 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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Eric Urbani

Purple violets I am told, as if there are other kind lol

Purple violets I am told, as if there are other kind lol

Nov 21st, 2019
Pasi Ketolainen

Stillclosed, youthfull. Aromatic charming earthy nose of tar & red currant. Youthfull tannins, lively acidity and high quality fruit. Excellent quality +15 years. 91p

Stillclosed, youthfull. Aromatic charming earthy nose of tar & red currant. Youthfull tannins, lively acidity and high quality fruit. Excellent quality +15 years. 91p

2 people found it helpfulApr 19th, 2014
Shay A
9.2

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee and this was a special treat as not only was Weston from Montagu Wines in attendance, but Jason Moore, owner and winemaker for Modus Operandi Wines out of Napa. Blind format as always. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert.

En mag. Firing on all cylinders. My guess was left bank Bordeaux based on color (still fairly dark) and tannic structure. Lots of blackberries, cassis, and herbal dominant notes. More full-bodied than red
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Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee and this was a special treat as not only was Weston from Montagu Wines in attendance, but Jason Moore, owner and winemaker for Modus Operandi Wines out of Napa. Blind format as always. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert.

En mag. Firing on all cylinders. My guess was left bank Bordeaux based on color (still fairly dark) and tannic structure. Lots of blackberries, cassis, and herbal dominant notes. More full-bodied than red
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1 person found it helpfulApr 18th, 2018
Ellen Clifford

Gosh dang. Wish I had gotten another bottle. I saved this from last October at The Wine House's Antinori fest...another coming up so maybe I should go. Anyway I adore a good Barbaresco. More quickly sip-able than Barolo. This is all the fresh roses and dried orange peel you can imagine. The tannins are a smidgen rough still. I opened this early I now know, hence my desire for another bottle to age. But there are those backnotes of violet, frankincense (or myrrh? They run together in my memory), angry earth (not yet tar and yet!) and blueberry that are hiding there in the very back. This is a tasty wine that could use another year or so to knit together. The acid is decent but the tannins need to get their act together. I say this even after "decanting" into my Zalto Burgundy glass for a lil' while...but maybe I still need a real decanter, and maybe more than an hour of wine relaxation . And patience.

Gosh dang. Wish I had gotten another bottle. I saved this from last October at The Wine House's Antinori fest...another coming up so maybe I should go. Anyway I adore a good Barbaresco. More quickly sip-able than Barolo. This is all the fresh roses and dried orange peel you can imagine. The tannins are a smidgen rough still. I opened this early I now know, hence my desire for another bottle to age. But there are those backnotes of violet, frankincense (or myrrh? They run together in my memory), angry earth (not yet tar and yet!) and blueberry that are hiding there in the very back. This is a tasty wine that could use another year or so to knit together. The acid is decent but the tannins need to get their act together. I say this even after "decanting" into my Zalto Burgundy glass for a lil' while...but maybe I still need a real decanter, and maybe more than an hour of wine relaxation . And patience.

1 person found it helpfulOct 3rd, 2017
Seba Stian

Wild side of Barbaresco - light garnet with aromatic nose, tobacco, smoked meat, bitter red berries. In taste - wild and smoky at the beginning, gets better & round with time, starts from sourness of burnt pizza bottom but finish with wild cherry fruitiness , not an easy drinking one - but I liked it.

Wild side of Barbaresco - light garnet with aromatic nose, tobacco, smoked meat, bitter red berries. In taste - wild and smoky at the beginning, gets better & round with time, starts from sourness of burnt pizza bottom but finish with wild cherry fruitiness , not an easy drinking one - but I liked it.

1 person found it helpfulMay 25th, 2015
Denis Roudenko

16.5/20 (90/100)

16.5/20 (90/100)

1 person found it helpfulJul 1st, 2014
Dennis Linkowski

Amazing! One of the best wines I've had this year! And overall.

Amazing! One of the best wines I've had this year! And overall.

1 person found it helpfulOct 12th, 2013
Kevin Ortzman

Cranberry and sour cherry with a hint of spice

Cranberry and sour cherry with a hint of spice

Oct 16th, 2016
Scott Taddeo

Red Jols, candied orange, blackcurrant soother and spice. Charming little number

Red Jols, candied orange, blackcurrant soother and spice. Charming little number

Jun 14th, 2016
Allisun Groat

Medium weight, great acidity. Violets, smoke and cherries.

Medium weight, great acidity. Violets, smoke and cherries.

Jan 19th, 2016