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, Cascina Bongiovanni 2010
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Cascina Bongiovanni 2010
Decanter average score:
17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Andrea Briccarello 17 Stephen Brook 18 Ian D’Agata 17
Violet and mineral aromas with hints of menthol. Plump and opulent, with fine weight of fruit and an overall succulence that’s balanced by freshness and zip. Lovely, long and pure; very fine winemaking.
Price £18.50 Colasanti
Drink 2013–2016
Alc 14.5%

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Barbera d'alba 2010, Barbera d'alba 2011, Cascina Bongiovanni 2010
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