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Sottimano, Basarin Barbaresco 2019

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96 points Wine Enthusiast
"Mocha, blue flower, menthol and forest berry aromas lift out of the glass. Firmly structured but elegant, the linear palate exhibits pomegranate, wild strawberry, star anise and white pepper alongside a backbone of fine-grained tannins and racy acidity. Drink 2029-2044." *Cellar Selection*

95 points Wine Spectator
"This red is classically proportioned, offering pure cherry fruit, with accents of currant and strawberry, leather and spice. A firm spine of tannins provides support and this remains balanced, juicy and long on the ripe cherry- and mineral-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2026 through 2043."

95 points James Suckling
"This is really beautifully crafted with ultra-fine tannins and clear and bright fruit. Orange peel and berries throughout. Medium body. Excellent length. Super tannins. Elegance with strength. Try after 2025."

95 points Wine Advocate
"The Sottimano 2019 Barbaresco Basarin opens to a beautifully luminous ruby appearance with soft Nebbiolo aromas of wild cherry, grilled rosemary, cola and pressed wildflower. The wine is tapered and extremely elegant with firm tannins over a long mouthfeel. There is a hint of crunch on the close that will soften as this beautiful Barbaresco continues its bottle evolution."

95 points Wine & Spirits
"This wine is jubilantly expressive, its flavors of crunchy cherry and raspberry infused with an inner sweetness thats balanced by tangy acidity and taut, chalky tannins. Immensely enjoyable now, it has the freshness and concentration to improve with age."

94 points Vinous
"The 2019 Barbaresco Basarin is a big, potent wine. Savory herbs, menthol, licorice, spice and new leather g ut the wine's aromatic breadth and overall presence. Distinctly chinato-like notes linger on the exotic finish."

Jancis Robinson
"Neive. Mid ruby. Deep cherry and raspberry nose with savoury, minerally hints. If new oak came into play, this is now completely absorbed. Fantastic palate of juicy raspberry fruit and firm tannins, but the whole is pure, still a little embryonic and with muscular tannic grip. 17.5/20 points. (WS).

Vinous Reverie Notes
100% Nebbiolo from the Basarin cru in Neive. Vineyard sits atop a hillside that borders the zones of Neive and Treiso. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts following an extended maceration on the skins for 40 days. Wine ages sur lie for 24 months in French barriques, of which 10%-15% are new, with the remaining barrels having previously been used up to 4 times. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.


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