Deep red in colour with complex and gently spiced aromas of white truffle and herb. A well structured wine with fine tannins. Herbal mint and thyme notes continue on the palate.
93 Points-The Wine Advocate “Made in a fresh, structured style, it is a gorgeous, poised wine with ripe fruit, menthol, spices, truffles and sweet toasted oak notes. Still backward, it is the most structured of these 2004 Barbarescos, and will require patience. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2018.”
92 Points-Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar “Good full red, a bit less fresh than the Starderi. Slightly roasted aromas of wild strawberry, game, truffle and brown spices. Fat, round and sweet, with a distinctly carnal truffle and game character. Not quite as delineated as the Gallina but there's still very good life to the plump flavors. Finishes with big, ripe tannins and some apparent oak.”
92 Points-The Wine Spectator “Has intense aromas of ripe strawberry and fresh mushroom, with vanilla and sandalwood. Full-bodied, thick and concentrated, with ultrasoft tannins and a long aftertaste of coffee, plum and berry. Best after 2011.”