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, Cantina del Nebbiolo Superiore 2010
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Cantina del Nebbiolo, Superiore 2010
Decanter average score:
17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Andrea Briccarello 17 Stephen Brook 18 Ian D’Agata 17
Perfumed, ripe, red cherry and sweet spice aromas. Medium bodied but lifted, stylish and intense, with fine if raw acidity to balance the fruit. A bit assertive now but needs time. This has elegance and poise as well as fine concentration.
Price N/A UK
Drink 2013–2015
Alc 14%