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Le 10 migliori barbera degustate da Decanter

Trasmetto di seguito l’elenco delle migliori 10 barbera degustate da Decanter

Buona lettura

Roberto Gatti

 

Barbera d’Alba 2010 and 2011: panel tasting results

 

Bosco Agostino, Volupta 2010

Decanter average score: 18.5pts/20 (95/100pts)

Individual judges’ scores: Andrea Briccarello 18.5Stephen Brook 18.5 Ian D’Agata 18.5

Third generation Andrea Bosco has revolutionised this estate, founded by his grandfather Pietro, who was born in 1907. The decision to stop selling grapes and bottle their own wines dates back only to 1979, and there are a slew of very fine wines being made now. The Volupta shows Barbera d’Alba at its modern best: 30% new oak, extremely polished tannins but still lively acidity: perfect with fatty foods like sausages and bagna càuda.

Andrea Briccarello Modern and upfront, this wine shows great intensity and a very rich, dark chocolate core. Stylish and appealing, it has a great complex, plump, red-fruit mid-palate followed by a dark, spicy aftertaste. Great complexity and amazing structure.

Stephen Brook Muted black-cherry nose that opens beautifully with aeration to show floral characters too. Broad and lush, with fine weight of fruit without being heavy-handed. Has freshness thanks to fine acidity and the texture is sleek and ingratiating. Long, pure and racy on the finish.

Ian D’Agata Aromatic nose of pure red berry fruit and dark plum aromas bolstered by cloves and Christmas spices, then similar flavours with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Price £15 Fine & Rare

Drink 2013–2016

Alc 15

 

Pio Cesare, Fides, 2010

Decanter average score: 18.5pts/20 (95/100pts)

Individual judges’ scores: Andrea Briccarello 18.5Stephen Brook 18.5 Ian D’Agata 18.5

Fides means ‘trust’ or ‘faith’: and an act of faith it was, said owner Pio Boffa, to plant Barbera in the Colombaro vineyard in Serralunga d’Alba. Located close to Barolo’s famous Ornato single vineyard, the estate could have planted Nebbiolo instead and sold the wine at much higher prices. The result is one of the best modern Barbera d’Albas, with subtle scents, serious tannins and the fresh acidity of the variety, ensuring long life and an ageworthiness that most Barbera d’Alba wines lack.

Andrea Briccarello Incredible notes of vanilla and dark spice given by the barriques. Floral with rose and liquorice notes. Tannins are evident, but well integrated with good acidity and long, intense, concentrated fruits. Amazing complexity with luscious red, ripe, summer-fruit-pudding character. Needs time.

Stephen Brook Oaky red-fruit nose with cranberries and vanilla. Fresh attack, concentrated, with charming red fruit unusual in a barrique-aged wine of this power. Has charm and delicacy and doesn’t just rely on concentration. This has a welcome lightness of touch and exemplary length.

Ian D’Agata Knockout nose of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), ripe red cherries, raspberry jam and vanilla. Then rich, dense and suave with pure red fruit, and sweet spice flavours that last and last. Finishes with a lingering note of vanilla and sweet spices. Lots of oak but extremely well managed.

Price £36 Maisons Marques & Domaines, Mondial

Drink 2013–2016

Alc 14.5%

 

 

 

Negro Angelo & Figli di Giovanni Negro, Bertu 2010

Decanter average score: 18pts/20 (93/100pts)

Individual judges’ scores: Andrea Briccarello 17 Stephen Brook 18.5 Ian D’Agata 18.5

Floral, inky and raspberry notes on the very perfumed, pretty nose. Fine attack, sleek and elegant, with delicious black fruits and vibrant acidity. This has precision and impeccable balance, with no rough edges.

Price POA Enotria

Drink 2013–2016

Alc 14.5%

 

 

Castello del Verduno, Bricco del Cuculo 2010

Decanter average score: 17.75pts/20 (92/100pts)

Individual judges’ scores: Andrea Briccarello 17 Stephen Brook 17.5 Ian D’Agata 18.5

Intense, spicy nose, with floral aromas of lavender and iris mingling with red cherry. Meaty and complex with grippy tannins and delicious cherry and strawberry flavours lifted by bright acids. Not a blockbuster but pretty, floral and will give early pleasure.

Price £13 Lay & Wheeler

Drink 2013–2015

Alc 14%

 

Cantina del Nebbiolo, Superiore 2010

Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)

Individual judges’ scores: Andrea Briccarello 17 Stephen Brook 18 Ian D’Agata 17

Perfumed, ripe, red cherry and sweet spice aromas. Medium bodied but lifted, stylish and intense, with fine if raw acidity to balance the fruit. A bit assertive now but needs time. This has elegance and poise as well as fine concentration.

Price N/A UK cantinadelnebbiolo.com

Drink 2013–2015

Alc 14%

 

Cascina Bongiovanni 2010

Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)

Individual judges’ scores: Andrea Briccarello 17 Stephen Brook 18 Ian D’Agata 17

Violet and mineral aromas with hints of menthol. Plump and opulent, with fine weight of fruit and an overall succulence that’s balanced by freshness and zip. Lovely, long and pure; very fine winemaking.

Price £18.50 Colasanti

Drink 2013–2016

Alc 14.5%

 

 

 

Icardi, Suri di Mu 2010

Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)

Individual judges’ scores: Andrea Briccarello 17 Stephen Brook 17 Ian D’Agata 17.5

Marzipan, strawberry and raspberry jam on the ripe, almost decadent nose. Vibrant and juicy with lots of cranberry acidity. This has intensity and a certain raciness, especially on the red-fruited finish, which is elegant and long.

Price £12.95 Profumo di Vino

Drink 2013–2015

Alc 14%

 

 

Marchesi di Barolo, Paiagal 2010

Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)

Individual judges’ scores: Andrea Briccarello 16.5 Stephen Brook 17.5 Ian D’Agata 18

Vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg along with red cherry and flowers on the knockout nose. A very modern-style Barbera; clean and fresh with red cherry and red berry flavours which linger nicely, a juicy mid-palate and savoury finish. This has charm and finesse.

Price £24.99 Dalla Terra

Drink 2013–2016

Alc 14%

 

Sottimano, Pairolero 2010

Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)

Individual judges’ scores: Andrea Briccarello 16.5 Stephen Brook 18 Ian D’Agata 17.5

Lush, oaky, chocolatey nose, with sumptuous black fruits. Rich, plump, concentrated, opulent fruit and a seamless texture, with plenty of spice and creamy plum and red berry fruits. Powerful but balanced; needs an hour or two of time to open further.

Price £19.95 Lea & Sandeman

Drink 2013–2016

Alc 14.5%

 

 

 

Tenuta Carretta, Bric Quercia, Superiore 2010

 

Decanter average score:17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)

Individual judges’ scores: Andrea Briccarello 16.5 Stephen Brook 18 Ian D’Agata 17.5

Spicy, flinty blackberry and red cherry aromas are joined by hints of smoky coffee and caramel. Sleek, suave, concentrated and stylish, with well-judged oak and considerable freshness and bite, this is complex and intense, with fine balance.

Price £10–£15 Delitalia, Vinissimo

Drink 2013–2016

Alc 14%

 

 

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