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...
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Barbera d'alba 2010, Barbera d'alba 2011, Terre da Vino Croere Superiore 2010
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Terre da Vino, Croere, Superiore 2010
Decanter average score:
17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Andrea Briccarello 16.5 Stephen Brook 17.5 Ian D’Agata 17.5
Perfumed, complex nose of red cherries, quinine, cinnamon, nutmeg and stones. Broad, generous, supple and luxurious on the palate, with stylish acidity to balance. The oak gives polish as well as a vanilla sheen, and the acidity keeps things nicely refreshing.
Price £16 Vinum
Drink 2013–2016
Alc 14%

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