Red

2011 Castello di Neive Barbaresco Albesani Santo Stefano

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barbaresco
Drink between 2018 - 2030 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • jnotaro82 wrote:

    April 12, 2021 - Not good, much prefer prodotto Di barbaresco

  • wiscgrad wrote: 90 points

    September 19, 2018 - aromatics were a bit shut down. might wait a few years until I open another one

  • forceberry wrote: 89 points

    September 6, 2018 - 14,5% alcohol.

    Quite dark, deep and luminous black cherry color with relatively little transparency for a Nebbiolo. Rather pare raspberry red rim. Brooding, dark-toned nose with somewhat woody nose with savory, toasty oak, ripe black cherries, some juicy boysenberries, a little bit of sweet, dark-toned oak character, a hint of red cherries and a touch of chocolate. The wine is full-bodied, dense and pretty ripe with rich flavors of sweet black cherries, toasty spice, some sour cherry bitterness, a little bit of sweet chocolatey Cognac oak and a hint of plummy dark fruit. The wine feels quite big, but not heavy or particularly extracted. The acidity is moderately high and the firm tannins are medium-to-moderately high. The finish is quite tannic and grippy with rather rich flavors of peppery spice, sweet boysenberries, some sour cherry bitterness, a little bit of cocoa and a hint of toasty oak character.

    A big, ripe and brooding Barbaresco with still somewhat notable oak character. Not the worst offender in this style, but overall the wine feels still too young and not really old-school in any way. I imagine this wine will continue to improve in a cellar for years and will show much better once the oak has integrated better with the fruit - although not particularly in-your-face, the oak here feels a bit disjointed from the fruit. The 14,5% alcohol feels a bit too high. Quite good and enjoyable Barbaresco already, but not really my cup of tea - at least for now.

  • TJ_The VitiViewer wrote: flawed

    April 16, 2017 - Transparent browny red. Dye, tar, red pepper, black pepper, saffron, brine, cypress and star anise. Closed and very woody rather than oaky. There are sweet things on the nose but on the other hand, dry tannin and finish on the palate. Firmly structured and mineral driven wine. Strong oak and some oxidized stink disturb whole tasting. I doubt this is flawed, so I will try tasting again later. Alc. 14.5%

  • MPAN Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 28, 2015 - Medium red; very spiced nose, licorice; very nice, deep, smooth, silky, lots of fruit, body and power; lightly tannic, sweet aftertaste; very good

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Castello di Neive
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Albesani Santo Stefano
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barbaresco
  • UPC Code 837042000503

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 108 (73%)
  • Consumed 39 (27%)

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