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, 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%