Ovello Barbaresco Riserva 2015
97 points, “Fragrant and full bodied, this structured red has enticing aromas evoking woodland berry, balsamic aromas of pine, rose petal and exotic spice. The enveloping palate delivers crushed raspberry, succulent Marasca cherry, liquorice and nutmeg alongside firm, tightly knit tannins. Fresh acidity lends tension and balance.” – Wine Enthusiast
96 points, “The Ovello dives straight into those ephemeral Nebbiolo aromas with an emphasis on liquorice, tar, blue flower and campfire ash. If you consider this timeline of Riservas, this wine brings us through that magic threshold in which Nebbiolo starts to show its unique aromatic appeal and mystique. This is always one of my favourites in this series of nine.” – Monical Larner for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
95 points, “Dense, packed and rich… a hugely appealing wine.” – Antonio Galloni
Produttori del Barbaresco is one of Piemonte’s shining beacons. In the very best vintages, they create nine Barbaresco Riservas from specific vineyards on historical sites. 2015 was just such a year, with Jancis Robinson calling it an “exceptional vintage” and Wine Advocate rating it as “outstanding”. This one is Ovello. The wine from this vineyard typically needs a few years in bottle to reveal its charms. It’s now got those years under its belt and it’s drinking like a dream.
In the words of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Produttori del Barbaresco “has been making terrific wines for five decades.” All of the leading critics agree; Jancis Robinson believes that they “helped to establish Barbaresco as a top-quality wine”, James Suckling places them at “the top of the pack”, and Antonio Galloni considers their wines “reference-points”. Known affectionately as simply Produttori, this is one of the world’s top cooperatives and is virtually synonymous with the region. And the reason for that is because they offer some of the very best value for money to be discovered anywhere in Italy. Established in 1894, Produttori now encompasses 50 families over some 100 hectares, making nothing but the finest Nebbiolo.
£10.67 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3223955
Style No.: 805674
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