Moccagatta Barbaresco Basarin 2005
Wine EnthusiastBasarin unveils super seductive aromas of mocha fudge, clove, toasted almond, sweet cherry and cured meat. There's enormous depth and density here and the finish is thick and chewy. The wine lasts long on the palate and would pair perfectly with any truffle-based dish.
Wine SpectatorFresh and precise on the nose, with plum and dried porcini aromas. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a medium finish. A bit reserved now, but I like the clean and focused character in this wine. Best after 2012.
Wine AdvocateThe 2005 Barbaresco Basarin reveals an attractive core of perfumed ripe red berries, sweet toasted oak and herbs framed by silky tannins. Medium in body, the wine possesses excellent length although the intensity tapers off a bit on the mid-palate. This is the most accessible of the Moccagatta Barbarescos. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020.