Tight on day one. On day two, opened up into some pretty cherry fruit, but still with some significant structure underneath. This has excellent components, and I suspect will be really nice in several years. Needs a serious (like 10 hour) decant now.
Clean, light purple. Light aromas of blackberries and plum. Dry, Full bodied, medium acidity, medium plus tannins. Great balance and complexity. Incredible smoothness. Blackberries, red cherries, raspberries, vanilla (pronounced). Very good wine.
I am not sure why this wine is receiving such low ratings, as I found it to be a spectacular Barbaresco. I guess I actually contributed to that low scoring with an 88 a while back. All I can say is that this wine has really come together in the intervening time. There was bright fruit and spice on the nose and palate. The wine followed a fun trajectory of change on the nose from a little bit smoky, then on to hints anise to a period of full blown anise, all while the fruit held up with cherry hints all the way. The acid and tannin balance was in excellent shape, a good reflection that the 2006 vintage is pretty much ready to enjoy.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.