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1979 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Ovello


  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barbaresco
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • YCChung Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 16, 2014 - 1st minute:
    Nose: hint of berry, plum, tea leaf. Palate: very close, watery and the present of alcohol is the only think that reminds me this is a wine
    1 hr in the glass:
    Nose: dry leaf, gun powder, peppery. plum palate: high acid, tea leaf, soy sauce.
    Day 2
    Nose: black fruit, dry date, sweet spice, hint of white pepper.
    Palate: savory and sweet at the same time, dry rose, day fruit, dry orange peel, high tannin, medium finish, balance. In short resurrected after 24 hours, no a big wine but a very decent one.
    Day 3
    Nose: plum, prune, sweet spice, coffee, cedar wood, dry leaf.
    Palate: sweet black fruit, peppery, coffee, high tannin, not as good as day 2 but very good still.
    Old Italian wine is very interesting and fun to drink if you got time.

  • FjordogFjell wrote: 87 points

    March 22, 2014 - Drukket i Zalto burgund. Urein lukt, blod og råttent tre. frisk og god smak. Utvikler bedre lukt etter litt tid i glasset, portvinsvanilje. Nesten søt og frisk frukt rett etter åpning, endrer seg ganske raskt, jordbær som går over i insektmiddel. Bør ikke vente så lenge med den siste flaska.

  • wabi47 wrote: 88 points

    April 22, 2012 - minor barnyard notes blow off quickly; leather and tobacco with fading cherry; still has good structure; past its prime but this still works for me

  • FjordogFjell wrote: 88 points

    April 18, 2011 - :-) Påske igjen. Dekantert og drukket av Riedel Bx, mye grums. Rett etter åpning: Gamle møbler, tjære på nesen. Smaker mildt, det gode i sort pepper sammen med parmesan. Smaken forandrer seg raskt i glasset, det siste glasset var best.

  • NicolaiS wrote: 90 points

    June 15, 2010 - This was my second bottle from a recently purchased lot. And it behaved very differently from the first one. This wine was like Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale the ugly duckling. It started out awful and ended the evening as a beauty. We initially thought there was something wrong with the wine as the nose was almost that of a corked wine, but in the mouth it didn't taste like a corked wine, but just like a wine in need of air. As it didn't improve during the first two hours, we gave up on the wine. By coinsidence we revisited the wine late in the evening and it had developed into a completely different wine. The strange smell was gone and in the mouth it was no longer muted. As with the first bottle I drank before Christmas, there was now a very distinct menthol or camphor note in the nose. In the mouth it displayed excellent balance between fruit and acidity - very fresh and impressive for a wine this age. Finnish was long and velvety. What a journey for this wine.

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  • By John Gilman
    Nov/Dec 2013, Issue #48, Recently Tasted Mature Piemonte Gems: The 1990 Vintage Back to 1961

    (Barbaresco “Ovello”- Produttori del Barbaresco) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2009, Issue #22, The Produttori del Barbaresco: The Wine World’s Most Amazing Cooperative

    (Barbaresco “Ovello” Riserva- Produttori del Barbaresco) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1979
  • Type Red
  • Producer Produttori del Barbaresco
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation Riserva
  • Vineyard Ovello
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barbaresco

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  • In Cellars 18 (38%)
  • Consumed 29 (62%)

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