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, Icardi Suri di Mu 2010
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Icardi, Suri di Mu 2010
Decanter average score:
17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Andrea Briccarello 17 Stephen Brook 17 Ian D’Agata 17.5
Marzipan, strawberry and raspberry jam on the ripe, almost decadent nose. Vibrant and juicy with lots of cranberry acidity. This has intensity and a certain raciness, especially on the red-fruited finish, which is elegant and long.
Price £12.95 Profumo di Vino
Drink 2013–2015
Alc 14%