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1998 Poderi Aldo Conterno Barbera d'Alba


  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Alba
  • Barbera d'Alba
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Community Tasting Notes 1

  • forceberry wrote: 92 points

    December 1, 2021 - 13,5% alcohol. Double-decanted for 3 hours prior to tasting. Tasted blind.

    Moderately translucent and somewhat evolved cranberry red color with a developed pomegranate hue and a pale rim. Sweetish, somewhat evolved nose with aromas of cherry marmalade, some blueberry juice, a little bit of wizened dark plum, light sweet notes of soft strawberries, some earthy tertiary hints and a touch of savory spice. The wine is dry, clean and medium-bodied on the palate with quite intense flavors of tart lingonberries and sour cherry bitterness, some ferrous notes of blood, a little bit of wizened dark fruit, light umami notes of aged meaty character, a hint of ripe red red berries and a touch of savory earth. Pronounced, fresh acidity and very light, easy and well-behaved tannins. Lovely, velvety texture. The finish is dry, fresh and crunchy with long and rather acid-driven flavors of sour cherries and tart cranberries, some fresh dark forest fruits, a little bit of ferrous blood, light meaty umami notes, a sweet hint of wizened red fruits and a touch of earth.

    A harmonious and thoroughly enjoyable Barbera with some bottle age. The wine has evolved into a supple and silky yet still fresh and precise Piedmontese red with a great combination of developed complexity and still relatively youthful, nuanced fruit. Although in a wonderful spot right now, I can see this wine keeping - if not improving - for many years more. A terrific, well-made Barbera. Highly recommended!

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Poderi Aldo Conterno
  • Varietal Barbera
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Alba
  • Appellation Barbera d'Alba

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 7 (39%)
  • Consumed 11 (61%)

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