We have a few cases of this lovely wine arriving soon. We can't get enough of the 2016s from Piedmonte. It's such an exceptional vintage it was near impossible to make a bad wine. We have been impressed by the Cogno wines' quality over the past few years, hitting beautiful heights in the 2016 vintage. Though this isn't their mainstay, it's a gorgeous example of a different terroir made with the same amount of respect as their Barolo's. We have a great price on this, but the quantity is limited, so don't miss out! See our original offer below.
The Cogno wines have been spot on the last several vintages, classic expressions of Langhe that do not get nearly the hype as many of their neighbors. Created in 1990 after a long tenure at Marcarini (another of our favorites), it is a family estate now run by Elvio's son-in-law Valter Fissore. The Bordini comes from a single hectare plot in Nieve through a friend's collaboration and is the only Barbaresco that Cogno produces. Fermentation takes place in stainless with aging done in the classic large Slovenian oak barrels. This is a Barbaresco that shows perfectly ripe fruit elegantly interwoven with spice and flowers coupled with the structure for a few years of aging if desired. A lovely Barbaresco at great pricing. Check out the two notes below!
James Suckling 94 points! "A ripe but balanced and very impressive Barbaresco. The first indications of this are the intense strawberry essence, leather, dried red plums and pretty, lifted orange rind. Beautifully mouth-filling and complex in the palate, drawing together strands of ripe tannin and flavorful fruit. Powerful on the robust but well articulated finish. Drink from 2023."
Wine Advocate (Monica Larner) 92 points! "Even at a relatively spritely age, the 2016 Barbaresco Bordini is showing some carefully evolved notes and a subdued style. The wine feels well contoured and shaped with softened layers of bramble and wild berry. There is bright elegance and grace here. Pair it with some mild goat or sheep milk cheeses, such as robiola."