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2008 Ugo Lequio Barbaresco Gallina

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barbaresco
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • Lemmy-W wrote: 92 points

    January 13, 2019 - compared to my previous bottle, I have no idea if wine improved this much, my taste has changed or what, but I really enjoyed this one.

    very balanced medium bodied wine that drinks beautifully now.

  • gusluc wrote: 88 points

    September 23, 2013 - tobacco and cherry great drink

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • samvir wrote: 87 points

    January 18, 2013 - Red berries with some tobacco and tea on the nose. Good acidity, medium+ bodied. The tannins were a bit harsh. Perfectly decent for the price, however. Guess I'll try the other bottle I have in 2018 or something.

  • NiklasW wrote: 88 points

    September 26, 2012 - ChTR kokous 26.09.2012 (SKO-toimisto): Decanted, tasted double blind. This was a very pale red, almost salmon pink. The nose was very elegant, with sweet cherry and a hint of smoke. The palate followed with refined tastes and elegant tannins, cherry, cranberry, quite acidic. The finish was pleasantly long with a bit of umami. I was dead sure this was a South American Pinot Noir, I guess the colour threw me off completely. A very nice wine!

  • forceberry wrote: 90 points

    September 8, 2012 - Clear, deep garnet red. Initially rather muted nose but with two hours of aeration the nose has opened up to reveal perfumed nose of cherries, some greasy bacon, tar typical of Nebbiolo, some smoke, a little floral aromatics and a touch of diethyl ether. After extended aeration, the nose gains a slightest hint of dark chocolate. Very structured palate with peppery spice and faint, dry wood. Tightly wound acid structure with moderately grippy tannins. Serious, brooding flavors of dark, not-very-ripe fruit, sour cherry, black cherry and plum that start off as rather sweet, but dry with the acid and tannins. Despite its power, the wine is not that big and massive, but instead more lean, medium-bodied and restrained. Med-long, dry and grippy finish with bitter dark chocolate, some tar and a touch of mineral.

    Honest, structured, good-quality Barbaresco with youthful, still rather primary fruit and intense structure. The wine was initially very closed down and the structure apparently started to resolve only after 4-5 hours of decanting. Currently needs a lot of aeration before serving; otherwise I'd recommend extended cellaring. Not the most tannic Barbaresco, but sports an impressive acid structure. Impressive stuff; recommended and more than a wonderful purchase at 21,95€.

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  • By Walter Speller
    6/15/2011 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ugo Lequio
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Gallina
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barbaresco

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  • In Cellars 16 (27%)
  • Consumed 43 (73%)

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