Barbera d'Alba 2010 and 2011: panel tasting results
Tenuta Carretta, Bric Quercia, Superiore 2010
Decanter average score:17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Andrea Briccarello 16.5 Stephen Brook 18 Ian D’Agata 17.5
Spicy, flinty blackberry and red cherry aromas are joined by hints of smoky coffee and caramel. Sleek, suave, concentrated and stylish, with well-judged oak and considerable freshness and bite, this is complex and intense, with fine balance.
Price £10–£15 Delitalia, Vinissimo