Barbera d'Alba 2010 and 2011: panel tasting results
Massimo Penna, Sessantaparte 2011
Decanter average score: 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Andrea Briccarello 16.5 Stephen Brook 18 Ian D’Agata 16.5
Savoury nose with salami, bacon, sweet plums, vanilla, blackberry liqueur and hints of paprika. Soft but dense, rich and velvety with lots of layers of red fruits, spices, plum syrup, creamy black cherry, coffee and pepper. Very ripe and impressive but may not be for everyone.
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