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, Tenuta Carretta, Bric Quercia Superiore 2010
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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
Drink 2013–2016
Alc 14%