1996 Roagna Barbaresco Crichët Pajé


  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barbaresco
Drink between 2008 - 2021 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • Anonymous Likes this wine: 97 points

    February 2, 2020 - Totally fabulous. Double decanted the morning before service, and it showed beautifully. Still youthful color, with amazing nose of berry, spice, developing earthy notes, just a terrific perfume. In the mouth, quite complete, but still a long way from fully mature. I think this will improve yet, and look forward to tracking its path over the coming years/decades.

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  • cct wrote: 97 points

    February 1, 2020 - Double decanted in the AM and drunk over a few hours at dinner

    Structured and vertical, a towering nose that is more impressive than seductive (like Monfortino as opposed to a red label). Tar, dark nebbiolo fruits, roses, balsam, and ferrous notes on the nose. On the palate, this has a terrific marriage of power and grace. Structured and towering, yet deft. It has firm, almost chewy tannins, but they are incredibly well proportioned and in balance. This was the most structured and powerful wine of the night, but also one of the most harmonious. youthful, but approachable and showing terrific promise. It's chiseled, muscular, and vertical, yet all in harmony. My WOTN amongst strong company. I would love to drink this again in 15 years.

  • MC2 Wines wrote: flawed

    April 18, 2019 - The Stars of Barbaresco (Michaeangelo Hotel): Second time with this wine this year and second bottle that was just not quite on. Bummer because it is on the bucket list of wines to try. This wasn't totally undrinkable - it had a certain freshness to it. The fruit was completely dumbed down though and it was a bit more leafy in nature. Slightly oxidized. It happens.

  • Happybob Likes this wine: 96 points

    February 6, 2019 - Best bottle yet! Opened very quickly (unlike years ago when it took many hours). Massive fruit and extraction. Great concentration, somewhat tart fruit, but not in a bad way. Very smooth and not very strong tannins at this point. The only weakness of this bottle was that it didn't shift a lot in the experience. Great flavors, but not as evolving as perhaps it was a bit ago. Otherwise likely the best Barbaresco I've ever had except maybe the 96 Giacosa.

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  • MC2 Wines wrote: flawed

    January 5, 2019 - Winorama: A winter in Wineland III; 1/4/2019-1/13/2019 (Portland/Willamette, Eureka, Napa): Just off which was a super bummer since I was pretty excited to try this one. We ended up with Paje from same year which was good.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type Red
  • Producer Roagna
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation Crichët Pajé
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barbaresco

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 36 (40%)
  • Consumed 53 (60%)

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