2016 Fratelli Alessandria Barbera d'Alba Superiore Priòra


  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Alba
  • Barbera d'Alba Superiore

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  • oldwines Likes this wine: 88 points

    January 14, 2020 - Tasted at the Wine & Spirits Top 100 Symposium in NYC. Solid Barbera, but it's still Barbera. One year oak aging, so it is rounder and spicier than the average Barbera.

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  • KillerJones commented:

    1/15/20, 6:13 PM - the comment here: 'but it's still Barbera'. I recall how much of this was around in the late 80's - it was like battery acid.

    It is getting better - but it is really overshadowed by its big brothers: Nebbiolo & Dolcetto. So I agree with your sentiments.

  • oldwines commented:

    1/15/20, 6:18 PM - I agree with you on Nebbiolo of course, but with the exception of Dogliani I really dislike Dolcetto. The only Barbera I've had that is interesting is Roberto Voerzio's but that is all about the oak and needs decades to integrate. When it does it can be wonderful. I've tried Giacomo Conterno and Bartolo Mascarello Barbera's with the same flat one-dimensional character. Good for pizza and pasta but that's about it.

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