I enjoy Barbarescos. They are made with the Nebbiolo grape just like it’s big brother a Barolo. I always refer to them as the poor mans Barolo 🙂 They have some lovely complexity and dryness to them!
This one is lighter in color with some noticeable browning around the edges of the glass. A little unusual. On the mid pallet the wine displays some dried fruits along with some red fruits. Barbarescos live in the finish and this one is no exception. It is super dry with lovely pucker power, unfortunately backed by firm acidity. The fruit on this particular wine is quite subdued. This isn’t a great Barbaresco by any means. I would give it an 88 or so. For $7 less I would grab the CASTELLO DI NEIVE BARBARESCO DOCG LCBO 160143 Price $ 20.50 which is an essential so readily available. It’s one of my favs!
From the LCBO web site:
PRINSI GAIA PRINCIPE BARBARESCO 2007 VINTAGES 334516 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 27.95
Made in: Piedmont, Italy By: Azienda Agricola Prinsi Di Daniele
Release Date: Jul 6, 2013
14.0% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Full-bodied & Firm Sugar Content: 8 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
High-class oak adds toasty, smoky notes to the cherry and plum flavors in this stylish red, which is a bit made up, though successfully, with a long, spicy finish. Drink now through 2022. Score – 91. (Bruce Sanderson, winespectator.com, April 30, 2012)