Barbaresco


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  • Bel Colle Barbaresco Pajore 2019

    £39.95

    “The Bel Colle 2019 Barbaresco Pajorè shows initial restraint in terms of its fruit delivery, and this ultimately adds to the wine’s elegant bouquet. There are soft tones of dried cherry and raspberry, but the wine is also distinguished by crushed limestone or chalky mineral. The Pajorè ends with a cheerful note of dried mint or violet. Drink: 2023-2032. 91 points”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (12/22)

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  • Cecilia Monte Barbaresco Serracapelli 2016

    £59.95

    “These are two absolutely stunning Barbarescos from Cecilia Monte, who spent time working at Luciano Sandrone before taking over her family’s small estate in Neive. Readers looking for an emerging star in Piedmont will want to check out the wines immediately.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (10/18)

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  • Cecilia Monte Barbaresco Serracapelli Dedicato a Paolo 2013

    £69.95

    “The 2013 Barbaresco Serracapelli Dedicato a Paolo emerges from the estate’s oldest vines, planted in 1956. Deep and sensual, with striking layers of nuance, the 2013 hits all the right notes. Readers will find a lifted, savory, intensely mineral Barbaresco built on persistence and energy. Tobacco, worn-in leather, spice, menthol and crushed rose petal add myriad shades of complexity. The 2013 can be enjoyed now, but it also has enough pedigree to drink well for another decade. Drinking window: 2020-2033. 95 points

    These are two absolutely stunning Barbarescos from Cecilia Monte, who spent time working at Luciano Sandrone before taking over her family’s small estate in Neive. Readers looking for an emerging star in Piedmont will want to check out the wines immediately.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (10/18)

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  • Massolino Barbaresco 2020

    £44.95

    “The 2020 Barbaresco is a terrific follow up to the 2019. A wine of nerve and grace, the 2020 sizzles with energy. Finely sculpted red/purplish fruit, lavender, spice, crushed rocks and orange zest all grace this super-expressive, mid-weight Barbaresco. An explosion of sweet floral and spice notes lifts the gorgeous, beautifully perfumed, vibrant finish. I love the classicism here. Drinking window: 2025-2040. 94 points

    Massolino presented a glorious set of new releases, one of the finest ranges I can recall tasting in more than twenty years of visiting the estate. The 2020 Barbarescos build on last year’s wines. Both are exquisite. After a challenging 2018, Massolino bounces back with a set of 2019 Barolos, wines that impress with their purity and profound expressions of site. Last, but certainly not least is the majestic 2017 Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda, a wine that will soon take its place as one of the very finest Barolos ever made here. “It was a warm year, but the heat was well-distributed, with most of it taking place in June and July rather than in the fall, when the vines are more vulnerable,” Franco Massolino explained. “We had healthy rains after those summer spikes, and from then, the weather settled into a much more typical pattern. Our harvest started in mid-October.” The Massolino wines are notable for a style that blends old-school classicism with contemporary polish.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (01/23)

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  • Massolino Barbaresco Albesani 2019

    £75.95

    “The 2019 Barbaresco Albesani captures all the breadth and resonance that is such a signature of this famous hillside site in Neive. Red/purplish fruit, spice, rose petal, lavender, menthol and licorice build with a bit of time in the glass. Bright acids and lively tannins add energy to this super-classic, inviting Barbaresco from Massolino. The 2019 is a dream, not to mention a superb debut. Drinking window: 2027-2039. 94 points

    These are the first Barbarescos in Massolino’s long history. “We had a chance to take over some choice plots from a local family,” Franco Massolino told me. “We are lucky to have Dante Scaglione as our consulting winemaker, so we thought: Who better to make these wines?” I certainly can’t argue with that. The 2019s are stellar wines done in the classic Massolino style. Both Barbarescos are highly recommended. Best of all, the 2019s have that immediacy and allure that makes Barbaresco so charming.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (02/22)

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  • Socre Barbaresco 2019

    £39.95

    “Socré’s 2019 Barbaresco is a very pretty wine. Sweet dried cherry, tobacco, cedar, mint and dried leaves give this mid-weight, ethereal Barbaresco lovely aromatic presence to match its mid-weight structure. Drinking window: 2022-2031. 90 points”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (10/20)

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  • Socre Barbaresco Roncaglie 2016

    £54.95

    “The 2016 Barbaresco Roncaglie is loaded with black cherry, plum, tobacco, sage, licorice, smoke and menthol flavors. A potent, strapping wine, the 2016 has plenty to offer. I would cellar it for a few years to allow the tannins to soften a bit. There is a lot of substance here. Drinking window: 2023-2036. 93 points”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (10/20)

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  • Socre Barbaresco Roncaglie Riserva 2015

    £62.95

    “The 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Roncaglie is a powerful, driving wine. Beams of tannin give the wine a real sense of energy. Rose petal, sweet red berry fruit, flowers, mint and white pepper add brightness. Today, the Riserva is rather taut. Time in bottle will help, but there is an element of rusticity that is likely to remain. Drinking window: 2023-2035. 92 points”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (10/20)

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  • Bel Colle Barbaresco 2019

    £33.95

    “The Bel Colle 2019 Barbaresco is a well-balanced wine with tart fruit, wild cherry, violet, earth and hints of tangy licorice. The presentation is simple and powerful, and that’s exactly what makes this vintage work. Wines from 2019 tend to show a little more natural richness and concentration. That is also the case here. Drink: 2020-2030. 90 points”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (12/22)

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  • Gaja Barbaresco 2016

    £175.00

    “Gaja’s 2016 Barbaresco is positively stellar. A wine of poise and grace, the 2016 has so much to offer. Expressive spice and floral notes open up first, but what really stands out is the wine’s nuance and delineation. There is a sense of translucency to the 2016 that is impossible to miss. Sweet red cherry, mint, cinnamon and rose petal develop in the glass, adding further shades of nuance. Quite simply, the 2016 is one of the very finest Gaja Barbarescos in recent memory. This is such a gorgeous wine. Don’t miss it. Drinking window: 2026-2041. 96 points

    I have had many remarkable tastings at Gaja over the years. I remember revisiting all the 1989s and 1990s for a retrospective some years ago. When I entered the tasting room I was completely overwhelmed by a whole range of exotic, almost intoxicating, Nebbiolo aromas that completely filled the room. My most recent visit didn’t quite equal that high, but it came very close. The Gaja family’s 2016 Barbarescos are simply extraordinary. Sorì Tildìn is, arguably, the most profound of the wines, but all four 2016s are mind blowingly beautiful, vivid wines that will leave readers weak at the knees. The 2015 Barolos and 2013 Darmagi round out this stunning set of new releases.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (11/19)

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  • Oddero Barbaresco Gallina 2016

    £49.99

    “The 2016 Barbaresco Gallina is gorgeous. Silky, perfumed and beautifully layered, the 2016 has much to offer. Rose petal, licorice, mint and lavender notes are nicely lifted in a silky, super-expressive Barbaresco that is going to be very hard to resist in the early going. More than anything, though, the 2016 Barbaresco is a terrific example of just how far the Oddero wines have come in the last few years. Drinking window: 2020-2036. 93 points

    Cristina Oddero has been through more than her fair share of ups and downs, but she is now making the most consistently outstanding wines I have tasted here since I first visited the estate nearly twenty years ago. The trajectory in recent years has been nothing short of remarkable. It’s great to see Oddero emerge from a lengthy period in which family tension made it impossible for the wines to achieve their potential. Readers who enjoy fine, classically built wines will want to check out Oddero. Bravo!”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (02/19)

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