Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2016 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2016

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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2016
$49.99

SKU 14499

750ml Bottle

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Winemaker Gianni Testa produces this classic example of Barbaresco from 100% Nebbiolo blended from a group of family farms in the region. Aged for 18 months in large oak casks, this wine is ideal to serve with rich pasta dishes, red meats, game and aged cheeses. We are always so impressed with the price/quality ratio of this wine. Look for an expressive nose bursting with ripe fruits and spices, this wine is rich and sultry in the mouth with a long, textured finish.

Wine Advocate reports: 'Produttori del Barbaresco is like that long-lost friend who always picks up a lively conversation no matter how many years have passed since your last meeting. It’s the ultimate fallback wine: it’s never intimidating or awkward. It’s always a pleasure to drink...'
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco
Brand Produttori del Barbaresco
Alcohol/vol 14%
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Wine EnthusiastEnticing aromas of violet, woodland berry, loose vineyard soil, wild mint and a hint of spearmint shape the intensely fragrant nose. The tense, young palate is still nervous but already boasts finesse, showing wild raspberry, crunchy red cherry, white pepper and star anise. Firm, refined tannins and racy acidity give it a linear, almost austere elegance, while bright acidity keeps it focused and balanced. Drink 2026-2036.

Kerin O'Keefe, September 1, 2019
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Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Barbaresco is a tight and beautiful wine that will require more time to unwind and soften. This beautifully balanced vintage is characterized by a tight inner core of fruit that underlines the graceful aging capacity of these wines. The 2016 is shaping up to be one destined for long cellar aging. Now in its youth, the wine offers wild berry, rose and licorice aromas.

Monica Larner, June 28, 2019
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VinousThe 2016 Barbaresco is a stunning wine with tremendous richness for this bottling. Ample, deep and powerful, the 2016 exudes pedigree and class from start to finish. I can't remember a straight Barbaresco here with this much fruit density and unctuous richness, and yet there is more than enough tannin and overall structure to give the wine its classically leaning feel. A blast of sweet red cherry fruit, tobacco, menthol licorice and smoke hits the potent finish. What a wine!

Antonio Galloni, November 2019
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Wine SpectatorCherry, tar and menthol flavors mark this rich, silky red. Even more expansive on the palate, building to a long, complex aftertaste. Beautifully balanced, this picks up a minerally accent on the finish. Best from 2022 through 2038.

Bruce Sanderson, December 15, 2019