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, Fratelli Alessandria Priòra, Superiore 2010
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Fratelli Alessandria, Priòra, Superiore 2010
Decanter average score:
17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Andrea Briccarello 16.5 Stephen Brook 17.5 Ian D’Agata 17
Intense and extracted nose of dark spices, marzipan, red cherry and red forest fruits. Medium-bodied, has precision and finesse, lifted despite its quite powerful tannins, and has elegant acidity on the finish. Long and vibrant.
Price £24 Berry Bros & Rudd
Drink 2013–2016
Alc 14.5%

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