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BARBARESCO GALLINA 2016
Note:Tight and focused, this opens with aromas of rose, new leather, wild berry and camphor. Racy and structured, the firm, linear palate offers sour cherry, orange zest and sage alongside ground clove. Tightly knit, fine-grained tannins and bright acidity provide support. Best 2022–2030
BARBARESCO GALLINA 2015
Score:92 - Editor Choice
Note:Aromas of exotic spice, menthol, blue flower and a whiff of woodland berry come together on the fragrant, elegantly structured wine. The tight focused palate delivers juicy red cherry, pomegranate, licorice, clove and a hint of espresso alongside firm close-grained tannins. Fresh acidity lends balance. Drink 2023–2033.
BAROLO VILLERO 2013 - TOP 100 CELLAR SELECTION 2018
Note:Aromas of camphor, exotic spice, wild rose and a whiff of new leather shape the nose. The taut, somewhat austere palate evokes cranberry, sour cherry, white pepper and star anise alongside nervous acidity and tense, fine-grained tannins. Drink after 2024.
BAROLO VILLERO 2013
Note:CELLAR SELECTION - Rose petal, woodland berry, new leather and wild herb aromas demonstrate its Nebbiolo pedigree. Youthfully austere but loaded with finesse, the full-bodied palate delivers red cherry, cranberry, white pepper and star anise set against firm fine-grained tannins and vibrant acidity. This is a classic Barolo that needs time to come around and will evolve gracefully for decades. Drink 2025–2043.
BAROLO ROCCHE DI CASTIGLIONE 2013
Note:Rose, perfumed berry and exotic spice aromas take center stage on this fragrant elegant red. The structured virile palate delivers strawberry compote, red cherry, licorice and crushed herb framed in firm fine-grained tannins. It's well balanced, with vibrant acidity. Hold for even more complexity. Drink 2021–2033.
BAROLO BUSSIA VIGNA MONDOCA RISERVA 2011
Note:Dried rose petal, scorched soil, camphor, star anise and a whiff of grilled herb lead the way. The firmly structured palate evokes spirits-soaked cherry, licorice, dried sage, leather and roasted coffee bean set against bracing grippy tannins that clench the finish. Drink 2021–2031.
BAROLO BRUNATE 2013
Note:This opens with alluring red berry, menthol, new leather, star anise and crushed herb scents. It's elegantly structured, offering sour cherry, cranberry, licorice and sage flavors set against firm, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. A hint of orange zest closes the finish. Drink 2023–2033.
Note:Menthol, aromatic herb, purple flower and new leather scents meld together in this wine. On the firm, focused, palate, clove, star anise and espresso hints back up Marasca cherry and cranberry flavors while tightly knit but refined tannins and bright acidity provide support.