Barbera d'Alba 2010 and 2011: panel tasting results
Sottimano, Pairolero 2010
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Andrea Briccarello 16.5 Stephen Brook 18 Ian D’Agata 17.5
Lush, oaky, chocolatey nose, with sumptuous black fruits. Rich, plump, concentrated, opulent fruit and a seamless texture, with plenty of spice and creamy plum and red berry fruits. Powerful but balanced; needs an hour or two of time to open further.
Price £19.95 Lea & Sandeman