We recently received a fair amount in stock from a recent shipment. The 2016 is the ultimate follow up to the excellent '15 vintage. 2016 is very classic, giving it a slight leg up on the previous year, and while it might not be able to be approached as early, it will eventually surpass the 15s in terms of quality and longevity. The straight-up Barbaresco from Produttori is the top pick in terms of excellence for the price, which sees some declassified and young vines from the single vineyard crus. Hard to go wrong here, an outstanding and classic vintage with great pricing!
Wine Advocate (Monica Larner) 95 points! "The 2016 Barbaresco is a tight and beautiful wine that will require more time to unwind and soften. This beautifully balanced vintage is characterized by a tight inner core of fruit that underlines the graceful aging capacity of these wines. The 2016 is shaping up to be one destined for long cellar aging. Now in its youth, the wine offers wild berry, rose and licorice aromas."
Antonio Galloni 94 points! "The 2016 Barbaresco is a stunning wine with tremendous richness for this bottling. Ample, deep and powerful, the 2016 exudes pedigree and class from start to finish. I can't remember a straight Barbaresco here with this much fruit density and unctuous richness, and yet there is more than enough tannin and overall structure to give the wine its classically leaning feel. A blast of sweet red cherry fruit, tobacco, menthol licorice and smoke hits the potent finish. What a wine!"