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, Pecchenino Quass 2010
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Pecchenino, Quass 2010
Decanter average score: 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Andrea Briccarello 17 Stephen Brook 17 Ian D’Agata 17
Mellow, brambly nose with summer fruit pudding and macerated strawberries, plus a discreet, floral edge. Sweet and savoury on the palate with pomegranate, violets, cherry and an overall delicate feel. A lovely, complex wine.
Price POA Oddbins
Drink 2013–2015
Alc 14%

See also:

Pecchenino, Quass 2010
Decanter average score:
17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Andrea Briccarello 17 Stephen Brook 17 Ian D’Agata 17
Mellow, brambly nose with summer fruit pudding and macerated strawberries, plus a discreet, floral edge. Sweet and savoury on the palate with pomegranate, violets, cherry and an overall delicate feel. A lovely, complex wine.
Price POA Oddbins
Drink 2013–2015
Alc 14%

See also:
Barbaresco 2008 and riserva 2006
Barolo 2009: panel tasting results
Barolo 2008: panel tasting results
Barolo 2006: panel tasting results
Brunello di Montalcino 2009: panel tasting results
Brunello di Montalcino 2007

Full list of Decanter magazine panel tasting results by country and region

Barbera d'alba 2010, Barbera d'alba 2011, Fratelli Alessandria Priòra, Superiore 2010
Barbera d'alba 2010, Barbera d'alba 2011, Massimo Penna Sessantaparte 2011
Barbera d'alba 2010, Barbera d'alba 2011, Pecchenino Quass 2010