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2005 Ceretto Barbaresco Asij


  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barbaresco

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Community Tasting Note

  • la dut wrote: 89 points

    February 19, 2012 - My first Barbaresco, and my first Nebbiolo. Allowed to breathe for 1 hour prior to drinking.

    Surprisingly light in color: pale garnet with hints of caramel brown, and long, thin legs. I always heard of dark, nearly black wines from this region.

    The nose is a little subdued: The classic "tar" aroma I keep reading about is very faint. Smokey, dusty, and downright woody notes are most prevalent, with hints of soy sauce and dried flowers, but also fig, black raspberry, and perhaps other dark fruit.

    For being as light in color as it is, it's very tannic: a good, full body with grippy, almost adhesive qualities, with good acidity; which on it's own is fine, but is intense in combination with the tannins. Dark cherry and raspberry, soil and woody licorice notes, finishing with slight licorice and sawdust.

    A most unusual and intriguing wine. 7 years is not near long enough for this baby to age. Would go well with very dark, rich meaty dishes, but would overpower most anything else.


1 Comment

  • cseanb1 commented:

    2/19/12, 6:27 PM - When attempting to drink young Barolo or Barbaresco (under 10 years after vintage), try decanting for 8-10 hours to get more out of the wine. Thy wines begin to hit their stride 10+ years in the bottle and for me are best closer to 20 years after vintage. Have fun!

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