Who Likes This Wine(3)

  1. TheWrongAlex


    955 Tasting Notes

  2. Johall


    87 Tasting Notes

  3. MPAN


    2,842 Tasting Notes

Food Pairing Tags

Add My Food Pairing Tags

Community Tasting Notes (5) Avg Score: 91.4 points

  • Not good, much prefer prodotto Di barbaresco

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • aromatics were a bit shut down. might wait a few years until I open another one

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • 14,5% alcohol.

    Quite dark, deep and luminous black cherry color with relatively little transparency for a Nebbiolo. Rather pare raspberry red rim. Brooding, dark-toned nose with somewhat woody nose with savory, toasty oak, ripe black cherries, some juicy boysenberries, a little bit of sweet, dark-toned oak character, a hint of red cherries and a touch of chocolate. The wine is full-bodied, dense and pretty ripe with rich flavors of sweet black cherries, toasty spice, some sour cherry bitterness, a little bit of sweet chocolatey Cognac oak and a hint of plummy dark fruit. The wine feels quite big, but not heavy or particularly extracted. The acidity is moderately high and the firm tannins are medium-to-moderately high. The finish is quite tannic and grippy with rather rich flavors of peppery spice, sweet boysenberries, some sour cherry bitterness, a little bit of cocoa and a hint of toasty oak character.

    A big, ripe and brooding Barbaresco with still somewhat notable oak character. Not the worst offender in this style, but overall the wine feels still too young and not really old-school in any way. I imagine this wine will continue to improve in a cellar for years and will show much better once the oak has integrated better with the fruit - although not particularly in-your-face, the oak here feels a bit disjointed from the fruit. The 14,5% alcohol feels a bit too high. Quite good and enjoyable Barbaresco already, but not really my cup of tea - at least for now.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • Transparent browny red. Dye, tar, red pepper, black pepper, saffron, brine, cypress and star anise. Closed and very woody rather than oaky. There are sweet things on the nose but on the other hand, dry tannin and finish on the palate. Firmly structured and mineral driven wine. Strong oak and some oxidized stink disturb whole tasting. I doubt this is flawed, so I will try tasting again later. Alc. 14.5%

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • Medium red; very spiced nose, licorice; very nice, deep, smooth, silky, lots of fruit, body and power; lightly tannic, sweet aftertaste; very good

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

What Do You Think? Add a Tasting Note

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.


  • By Antonio Galloni
    Barbaresco’s Stellar 2011s (Oct 2014), 8/1/2014, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Castello Di Neive Barbaresco Albesani Santo Stefano) Login and sign up and see review text.

NOTE: Some content is property of Vinous and

Add a Pro Review Add Your Own Reviews: