Cantina del Pino Barbaresco 2005
"Cantina del Pino is a great source for top-notch wines from Barbaresco." Antonio Galloni
The 2005 Barbaresco is a gorgeous, captivating Barbaresco that reveals superb depth in its sweet red cherries, menthol, pine, spices and minerals. The wine is vibrant and poised, with firm tannins that give it a somewhat austere personality. With some time in the glass its perfumed core of sweet fruit emerges, and a few years in bottle should help it come together even more. This is a very pretty Barbaresco from Cantina del Pino. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2023.Score: 92. —Antonio Galloni, October 2008.
Here's a soft and supple Barbaresco from winemaker Renato Vacca that ups the ante in terms of intensity, texture and pulpy density. The aromas are ripe and fruit-forward, focusing mainly on soft cherry and creamy vanilla. Yet, the wine's tight tannins and bitter cranberry aftertaste reminds you that this is a true Barbaresco. Drink after 2012.Score: 91. —Monica Larner, April 01, 2009.
Very attractive aromas of crushed blackberry, mineral and spices follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Structured and rich. Well-crafted. Best after 2012.Score: 91. —James Suckling, September 30, 2008.
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