#barbera #alba #oddero #2008 Viola, amarena lampone e prugna, sottobosco muschio, legno affumicato, tabacco, cacao, dolcemente speziato, tratti vegetali e balsamici. La sua forza è la sua persistenza. Grande piacevolezza con ritorni fruttati e vegetali. Da Manuale! #instawine #winelover #winetasting #wineinternational #langa #laMorra
This just does not stand up to the super vintage of 2007. This is our favorite value-priced Barbera, but this vintage is a little on the thin side. It was varietally correct and had a good taste to it, but lacked the structure/backbone. Drink now, this vintage is fading fast and has been a disappointment compared to the 2007.
Not as good as the incredible 2007 vintage that was stellar. It did seem a little young, still tight, so I will sit on the remaining bottles for most of 2014, but the 2008 was just not as full-bodied or complex as the 2007 and I don't see that changing drastically for the better with aging, but there should be some improvement.
The wine is light-medium color with light body. There is a slight woodsy nose with dried herbs, spice and touch meaty. The wine took 2 days to finish and showed improvement on the second day. The wine is a bit in the acidic side to the point of inbalance.
This didn't have the inky color and tremendous robustness of the 2007, but it still is better than medium-bodied with cherry/fruit/earth taste and nose. Am rating 86, with the proviso that I think this will continue to get better into 2013 and 2014, seemed a tad young, so I would try another bottle towards the end of the year (which will be 5 yrs old). Definite oak aging apparent. As always, a good bargain if you are looking for a robust style Barbera that can stand up to tomato sauces and such. We had it with BBQ and it stood up to it.
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