Garnet in color with a light red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice soft red berries, rustic notes and dried fruits. But where a good Barbaresco lives is in the finish. On the medium length finish the wine displays some subtle super dryness that builds in the mouth, especially without food. There some nice smooth tannins and acidity. Barbarescos are a cheap mans Barolo made from the same grape, the Nebbiolo. I would give this an 88+. A great example of a this Italian wine style.
From the LCBO web site:
Castello di Neive Barbaresco DOCG — LCBO#: 160143
STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth
Clear garnet colour; cherry, leather, spice and toasty oak aromas; dry, full-bodied, slightly firm, yet well balanced with red fruit flavour and fine tannins. $23.20
Release Date:July 6, 2012
Alcohol/Vol 14.5% Made in: Italy By: Castello Di Neive Azienda Agricola Sugar Content:2 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style: Full-bodied & Smooth Varietal:Barbaresco