Complex, refined and smooth, with hints of roses, violet, plum, delicate spiced cherries, liquorice and chocolate. An attractively aromatic and wonderfully precise Barbaresco with great length to the finish. From the Fantastic 2015 Vintage!
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Barbaresco, it's gracefully referred to as the Queen of Italian wines sitting alongside the equally revered Barolo. It's produced from the Piedmontese varietal Nebbiolo from a town almost 10Kms from Barolo and like Barolo itself, its uncommon to find a Barbaresco Riserva available for less than $100 bucks; Now like most wines, the vintage is very important and its reassuring to know that one of the most influential Italian focused wine writers Antonio Galloni has given a ringing endorsement for the 2015.
"Broadly speaking, the 2015s are generous Barbaresco's with soft curves and a good bit of fruit intensity, but they aren’t overdone. The finest 2015s are rich, ample and pretty elegant, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
In terms of style; It's complex, refined and smooth, with hints of roses, violet, plum, delicate spiced cherries, liquorice and chocolate. An attractively aromatic and wonderfully precise Barbaresco with great length to the finish.
''Light to medium garnet red with a hint of fawn. Graceful and expansive aromas , suggesting poised ripeness and ample ageing: soft cranberry and pomegranate, with some wild-mushroom and forest-copse richness. Soft, settled, balanced and refined Barbaresco, yet the amplitude of the vintage gives it a wealth and a richness of contour which will see it age effortlessly for at least another decade.'' 97 Points, and Best in Show Trophy, Decanter World Wine Awards (Previous Vintage Review)
Its goes without saying, this Barbaresco Riserva 2015 will disappear in a flash, so if you love your Barbaresco's and you don't want to spend an extravagant amount on one; than this might be an optimum time to do it!