Cascina Delle Rose Barbaresco Rio Sordo 2005

$59.99

SKU 07339

750ml

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When tasting these wines, the most remarkable thing is their elegance, grace and perfume. Barbaresco is supposed to be the more elegant and feminine expression of Nebbiolo compared with its sibling to the south, Barolo, and indeed these wines deliver. The textures are more reminiscent of a top Chambolle of the likes of Ghislane-Barthod or Fred Mugnier, yet the aromas are pure Nebbiolo in spades! Aromatic with dried cherries, rose petals, autumn leaves and licorice. And while approachable in their youth, these Barbareschi are by no means wimpy. They have the depth and classic structure of traditional Piedmontese Nebbiolo, and should continue to evolve for 15-20 years.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Barbaresco
Brand Cascina Delle Rose
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorBeautiful aromas of ripe strawberry, with hints of Indian spice and new wood. Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Best after 2012. 280 cases made.

James Suckling, 2009