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2012 Serafino Rivella Barbaresco Montestefano

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barbaresco
Drink between 2022 - 2032 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • Rixon wrote: 89 points

    May 17, 2020 - Den förra flaskan märkte jag "flawed". Men jag vet inte jag. Det finns toner av generös frukt, körsbär och jordgubbe, bakom en bastant vägg av tanniner. Samtidigt är det alltför tydliga inslag av ladugård för min smak. Det finns andra producenter i Barbaresco som uppvisar samma stil. Jag kan inte avgöra om det är deffekt - det är dock några millimeter från att vara alldeles utmärkt.

  • Rixon wrote: flawed

    April 12, 2020 - Oxiderad

  • LFCHALA Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 2, 2017 - Huge. Authentic. Astonishing aromas. Nice acidity. Very young.

  • forceberry wrote: 94 points

    May 29, 2017 - 14% alcohol.

    Deep, dark raspberry red color with a thin, pale red rim. Very massive and opulent nose nor a Barbaresco, yet the aromas don't feel excessively rich, but instead surprisingly elegant and harmonious. There are very powerful, yet still delicate and fragrant aromas of ripe dark fruits, red cherries, dusty soil, some roasted spices and hints of smoke and tar. Overall the nose feels very pure and well-delineated. The wine is very youthful, focused and tightly-knit on the palate with only medium to moderately full body, yet remarkable amount of fruit concentration. There are flavors of sour cherry bitterness, tart cranberries, stony minerality, peppery spice, some sweeter notes of rose hip marmalade and hints of ripe dark berries. The mouthfeel is remarkably silky and soft despite the moderate acidity and massive, firm and very grippy tannins. The finish is very tighly wound, tannic and grippy with complex, savory and acid-driven flavors of sour cherries, rose hip marmalade, some crunchy dark berries, a little bit of peppery spice and smoky hints of tar and scorched earth.

    An immense, concentrated and dead-serious Barbaresco that is all about pure, well-delineated Nebbiolo fruit and stern tannic structure. Served blind, I'd put this immediately to Barolo due to its remarkable power and concentration. Still painfully young and will remain so for a very long time, perhaps over a decade more. Fortunately the wine is all about aging potential, so you don't need to worry if you are going to drink the wine too soon. Will need long time to unwind and even then the wine will probably benefit from letting it breathe in a decanter and pairing it with something hearty enough. Astonishing stuff for such a young Barbaresco, but not a wine I'd want to open any time soon. Very highly recommended.

  • Tim Heaton Likes this wine:

    April 7, 2017 - Garnet>Ruby, clear. Lively nose of red and purple flowers, ripe red/dark red fruits. The medium>full-bodied palate has yet to (fully) resolve, showing some edginess, almost at odds with the acids and tannins at this stage. I'd give this a few more years when it will likely be the belle of the ball. Excellent purity to this #natuaralwinegrowing one. Above-average sapidity, developing depth, complexity. 2020-2031. recommended

    https://www.ItalianWine.blog

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    Barbaresco: Worlds Apart (Oct 2016), 10/1/2016 (link)

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    2012 & 2013 Barbaresco – A Study in Contrasts (Dec 2015), 12/1/2015 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Serafino Rivella
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Montestefano
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barbaresco

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  • In Cellars 59 (71%)
  • Consumed 24 (29%)

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