Red

2008 Giacomo Conterno Barbera d'Alba Cerretta

Barbera

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Alba
  • Barbera d'Alba
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • DHCellar Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 5, 2020 - Lovely vibrant nose. Deep colour for a 12 year old Barbera. Lovely juicy palate. Drinking perfectly. More ish. Last bottle. Would last longer but we enjoyed drinking these up.

  • AlanM68 Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 12, 2020 - Coming into peak shape. Needs time in the decanter - an hour at least. Fabulous length, now beautifully joined up. It’s not a great year - and it doesn’t rival 2010 which I’m drinking now - but this is still Conterno magic. Try soon. And if you have a few, try every 6 months until your supply runs out.

  • Italiana Likes this wine:

    September 20, 2018 - I don't think that you could get much closer to a California Pinot Noir done in today's predominant style than this Barbera. It's unctuous, dark, and rich, with Barbera's signature acidity suppressed beneath the waves of fruit. So, is it really Barbera then? Don't know, but it works.
    Based on this bottle, this vintage can drink well for some years to come.

  • AlanM68 Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 6, 2018 - First tried this in Piedmont with Roberto. Seems to have been a long wait to try it again. This wine is still standing proud and has some years ahead of it, but it’s not as good as later vintages. If you have it, drink it because it’s worth trying now, but don’t rush as it will last another 3-5 years comfortably.

  • Ultimatewinekick_Andreas wrote: 90 points

    October 9, 2015 - Very dense nose with dark berries, mainly blueberries but also some ripe cherries. Rather creamy impression and some sweet notes to the berries. Some oil paint and under vegetation can also be found.
    The palate is dominated by dark berries with a sweet tone and some inc and alcohol. The acidity is there but gets overpowered by the dense fruit notes.
    This is an expressive and dense Barbera from a fantastic producer but mediocre vintage.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Piedmont (Dec 2010) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Giacomo Conterno
  • Varietal Barbera
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Cerretta
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Alba
  • Appellation Barbera d'Alba

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 140 (55%)
  • Consumed 116 (45%)

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