This super Cru in Barbaresco boasts one of the best terroirs in the entire appellation and this 2010 expression has to be one of the best vintages made in recent memory. The nose is super lifted and fragrant boasting complex aromatics of violets, cherry blossom, sweet grilled herbs and cherry tobacco spice interspersed with nuances of dried aniseed root.
But it’s the finer details that make this wine so special, the sweet sun dried cherries, red cranberry confit, salty red liquorice and pastis liquor aniseed complexity. The palate is bold and powerful and deliciously intense with the red liquorice intensity coming to the fore intermingled with sweet cherry, salted plums, sweet tobacco and dried tannery leather with a compelling underlay of sultry chalky, earthy, savoury tannins and dried potpourri spice. A triumph of intelligent winemaking that harnesses the true essence of this vineyard’s special terroir. This is a benchmark wine not to be missed. Drink now to 2030 in halves, or age for even longer in bottle.
(96/100 Greg Sherwood MW, 95/100 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)