Barbera d'Alba 2010 and 2011: panel tasting results
Castello del Verduno, Bricco del Cuculo 2010
Decanter average score: 17.75pts/20 (92/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Andrea Briccarello 17 Stephen Brook 17.5 Ian D’Agata 18.5
Intense, spicy nose, with floral aromas of lavender and iris mingling with red cherry. Meaty and complex with grippy tannins and delicious cherry and strawberry flavours lifted by bright acids. Not a blockbuster but pretty, floral and will give early pleasure.
Price £13 Lay & Wheeler