Extremely perfumed with strawberry and floral character. Rose petals, tar and mushrooms. Medium to full body, super firm and refined tannins and a long and succulent finish. The tannin quality is really superb. Great finesse and purity. Perfect follow-up to the excellent 2012. Drink in 2020 but a joy to taste now.
Some 70% of the fruit harvested from this single vineyard goes to the classic barbaresco. The rest of the fruit is directed to the 2013 Barbaresco Il Bricco. Some 6,000 bottles are producted. This is a fantastic wine that offers a concise portrait of Nebbiolo from Barbaresco in a cooler vintage. The wine is a elegant and impactful with thick layers of cherry and fragrant rose at its core. It boasts a firm tannic structure. Those aromas soften as the wine warms in the glass to become more ethereal and elegant with time. Liquorice, smoke and pressed violets appear on a second, more subtle wave of aromas.
Coffee, Liquorice, leather and sweet spices are the main flavours, with ripe chery notes lurking underneath, all underscored by a mineral element. Best from 2022 through 2035. – B.S.