94 points Wine Enthusiast
Aromas of new leather, iris, wet earth and perfumed berry meld together with crushed herbs and spices. The full-bodied, elegant palate delivers juicy Marasca cherry, black raspberry, white pepper and a hint of tobacco, while firm acidity and taut, fine-grained tannins lend ageworthy support and finesse. Drink 2023–2036." *Cellar Selection*
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Fontanabianca presents a rich and full-bodied expression of Nebbiolo here in this classic vintage. The 2016 Barbaresco is enhanced with black fruit, spice, leather and tar, all rolled into one harmonious wine. There is beautiful texture here, with balanced and silky intensity to the end."
"Neive. Tasted blind. Dark, deep ruby – oak? Concentrated, yet not without finesse and with hints of chalk on the nose. Ripe fruit bordering on the rich, but reined in by lively juicy acidity and a layer of grainy tannins. Intense and long and a little vibrant with bags of chewy tannins. 17/20 points. (WS)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
Tasting Notes: Elegant and harmonious nose. Flavors of plum and mushroom, with hints of cherry skin. Full-bodied and dry with silky tannins and a fresh finish. Food Pairing: Roasted game and cheese.