Sottimano

Fausoni Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.095 ratings
9.027 pro ratings
Barbaresco, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
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9.5

The 2016 Barbaresco Fausoni is another superb wine in this lineup of 2016 Barbarescos from the Sottimano family. Bright floral and citrus overtones give the 2016 a vibrant, chiseled feel. Sweet red/purplish berry fruit, blood orange, spice, menthol rose petal and lavender are some of the many notes that flesh out in this super-expressive, mid-weight Barbaresco from Sottimano. Aromatically lifted, dense on the palate and also very structured, the 2016 is a very complete Fausoni. The 2016 finishes with tremendous persistence and a classic sense of austerity that is compelling. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2019)

The 2016 Barbaresco Fausoni is another superb wine in this lineup of 2016 Barbarescos from the Sottimano family. Bright floral and citrus overtones give the 2016 a vibrant, chiseled feel. Sweet red/purplish berry fruit, blood orange, spice, menthol rose petal and lavender are some of the many notes that flesh out in this super-expressive, mid-weight Barbaresco from Sottimano. Aromatically lifted, dense on the palate and also very structured, the 2016 is a very complete Fausoni. The 2016 finishes with tremendous persistence and a classic sense of austerity that is compelling. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2019)

Nov 7th, 2019
Doug Cook

Modern but typicity still shines through. Ripe but not OTT. Very good.

Modern but typicity still shines through. Ripe but not OTT. Very good.

Jan 10th, 2016
Eric Grasser

Will be ready sooner rather than later

Will be ready sooner rather than later

Sep 8th, 2015
Austin Ferrari

Wine Director Hillside Supper Club

9.7

Sugo for dinner or barbaresco!

Sugo for dinner or barbaresco!

Sep 18th, 2014
Paul Cunningham

Nice and light but not as nice

Nice and light but not as nice

May 8th, 2019
Thijs Hendriks

92+

Apr 19th, 2019
Connie Radwanski

Needs to breath and then drinks lovely

Needs to breath and then drinks lovely

Apr 10th, 2019
Katie O

My first Nebbiolo! Very dry, smoky and almost leathery flavors. Interesting and very good.

My first Nebbiolo! Very dry, smoky and almost leathery flavors. Interesting and very good.

Feb 3rd, 2019
Byron Hewett

Entering its drinking window.

Entering its drinking window.

Oct 30th, 2018
Christopher Blair

Berries with deep tannin. This could stay unopened for another decade, and should not have been opened.

Berries with deep tannin. This could stay unopened for another decade, and should not have been opened.

Mar 31st, 2018