A precise and focused Cru Barbaresco from Produttori's legendary range. As a relatively fertile and early ripening site, Pora offers a feminine and tightly woven style with red fruits bound in fine tannins and precise minerality. With a considerable potential to age, the Pora will also provide refreshing Barbaresco pleasure in either the short or very long term.
93/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (2017 Vintage)
"The 2017 Barbaresco Riserva Pora is rich, creamy and layered, with a bit more generosity than is typically the case. Sweet red cherry, red plum, spice and rose petal are amplified in a radiant, open-knit Barbaresco that will start drinking well in a few years' time. Drinking Window: 2025 – 2037."
Reviews for the 2016 vintage below…
95+/100 Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, June 2021 (2016 Vintage)
"Highly perfumed, dried rose petal, preserved plum, anise and sour cherry going on. The palate has succulence and light juiciness, smoky notes cherry juice, a faint raw meat character and some pretty, herbal lift. While still epic in its tannin profile and power, there’s drinkability here, even now and even with the breathiness and potency of fruit warmth."
94+/100 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, June 2021 (2016 Vintage)
"Almond, ripe raspberry and cherry, lavender, mint, and dried rose perfume, stony things. Firm dusty tannin, a slight warmth through red fruits and raw almond, chewy finish, a strawberry and pepper thing happening here. As with all these 2016 wines, this is an unusually power packed Pora. Whether the structure overwhelms fruit is a question for the future. Drink 2025-2040+."
95/100 Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2016 Vintage)
"Starting off this tasting of new Riservas from Produttori del Barbaresco is the 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Pora. This is a beautifully elegant and silky wine with a soft entry of wild berry fruit, lilac and wild rose. The bouquet opens gracefully with a fluid, slow-building intensity that feels silky and delicate to all the senses. It holds back from showing any overt or determined level of power, remaining instead silky and smooth throughout. It treads quietly and softly. Production is 13,403 bottles, and fruit is sourced from the Dellaferrera and Manzone family vineyards. I came back to this wine 24 hours after the bottle was open and added one more point to my score."