The 2016 is the ultimate follow up to the great 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 quality and price which sees some declassified and young vines from the single vineyards they work with. Hard to go wrong here, a solid 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.