CASTELLO DI NEIVE BARBARESCO 2005

When you are looking for a bigger wine but not quite up to a Barolo or not up to the price you can reach for a Babaresco. These wines are made from the same Nebbiolo grape as a Barolo but are cheaper and approachable earlier. A bit of breathing say 1 hour or so will help this wine immensely. I enjoyed the long finish, strong oak and complexity of this wine.

CASTELLO DI NEIVE BARBARESCO 2005 DOCG

TASTING NOTE: The 2005 Barbaresco offers up an attractive array of rose petals, cherries and raspberries in a delicate, feminine expression of Nebbiolo. The tannins tend to slightly dominate the wine’s balance, but that is to be expected at this level. This is a lovely and very pure, elegant Barbaresco. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2017. Score – 89. (Antonio Galloni,www.erobertparker.com, Oct. 2008)

LCBO 750 mL $23.95

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