Barbera d'Alba 2010 and 2011: panel tasting results

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A positive reaction from our experts to these versatile, approachable and affordable wines, with the 2010 vintage edging the 2011 thanks to their ripeness balanced by refreshing acidity. See the top 18 wines recommended by our judges in our panel tasting as featured in the Decanter Magazine May 2013 issue...
Barbera d'alba 2010, Barbera d'alba 2011, Tenuta Rocca Roca Neira Superiore 2010
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Tenuta Rocca, Roca Neira, Superiore 2010
Decanter average score:
17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores:Andrea Briccarello 17 Stephen Brook 17 Ian D’Agata 17.5
Ink, cinnamon, flint and aromatic herbs mingle with soy sauce, plum liqueur and blackberry jam. Very rich, sumptuous, full-bodied and succulent. Certainly concentrated and has fair acidity with black cherry, balsamic notes and a long aftertaste.
Price poa Decorum Vintners
Drink 2013–2016
Alc 15%