This treasure of the wine world is super-quality stuff, reflecting the very best Barbaresco practice and broad sources of the village's top Nebbiolo. Mineral acid and juicy tannins enliven the wine's beautifully bright, floral delicacies. Charming yet consummate, this everything we hope for from this nuanced, fresh style. This again lives up to Parker's touchstone description as "one of the very finest values in ageworthy wine from anywhere in the world".
95+/100 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, May 2019 (2016 Vintage)
"Fresh, bright, red fruits, perfume, mint and almond. Medium-bodied, ripe open grained tannin, succulent, expressive red fruits, some dried herb and new leather. Long and sweet fruited to close. Tannin is a highlight. A wine that’s precise, fine and inwardly lit, such is its brightness. Very bloody good. A classic PdB."
95/100 Monica Larner, Parker's Wine Advocate (2016 Vintage)
"The 2016 Barbaresco is a tight and beautiful wine that will require more time to unwind and soften. This beautifully balanced vintage is characterized by a tight inner core of fruit that underlines the graceful aging capacity of these wines. The 2016 is shaping up to be one destined for long cellar aging. Now in its youth, the wine offers wild berry, rose and licorice aromas. Drink 2022 – 2040."
95/100 & Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast, September 2019 (2016 Vintage)
"Enticing aromas of violet, woodland berry, loose vineyard soil, wild mint and a hint of spearmint shape the intensely fragrant nose. The tense, young palate is still nervous but already boasts finesse, showing wild raspberry, crunchy red cherry, white pepper and star anise. Firm, refined tannins and racy acidity give it a linear, almost austere elegance, while bright acidity keeps it focused and balanced. Drink 2026 – 2036."
17+/20 Walter Speller, JancisRobinson.com (2016 Vintage)
"Barbaresco. Tasted blind. Youthful looking mid ruby. Iron, oats and lifted sweet, rich fruit. Bags of ripe cherry on the palate but nothing out of kilter or overdone. Tannic layer under generous sweet-sour cherry fruit. Embryonic and with plenty of stuffing. Drink 2020 – 2032."