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Moccagatta Barbaresco Bric Balin 2013

Moccagatta Barbaresco Bric Balin 2013

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"Bric Balin," named after a cherry tree on the home property, is the jewel of the three Barbarescos, an elegant, velvety wine with dense red fruits, cocoa and spice, matured entirely in part-new barriques. Colour: Garnet red. Nose: Fine, complex, fruity, sweet spices, vanilla. Flavor: Dry, full-bodied, rich, warm, harmonic, quite tannic, good persistence.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco
Brand Moccagatta
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorThis fragrant version offers menthol, eucalyptus, sandalwood and cherry aromas and flavors, married to an elegant frame. Balanced, with a lingering aftertaste of spice and tar. Drink now through 2028. 1,250 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, June 30, 2016
  • we89

Wine EnthusiastAromas of stewed black-skinned fruit, oak, blue flower and a hint of coconut lead the nose while the fleshy palate shows ripe black cherry, vanilla and espresso. Tight, bracing tannins leave a firm, drying finish. Let the tannins unwind for another few years then drink.

Kerin O'Keefe, October 1, 2016