Barbera d'Alba 2010 and 2011: panel tasting results

Barbera d'alba 2010, Barbera d'alba 2011, Sottimano Pairolero 2010
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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
Drink 2013–2016
Alc 14.5%