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Barbera d'Asti and Barbera d'Alba
15 Dec 2003 by JR
Wines are listed first by DOC and then alphabetically by (sur)name of producer. See inside information for an overview. BARBERA D'ASTI Araldica Barbera d'Asti Superiore 'Rive' 2001 17.5 Drink 2004-2006 Deep crimson. Dense, persuasive nose. Good balance of very ripe fruit and a good future. Braida Barbera d'Asti 'Bricco della Bigotta' 1999 17 Drink 2003-2006 Lively. Not especially deep. Strange oak notes on the nose. Lots of fruit in a tight corset. Real savour and chew, though far from a blockbuster. Braida Barbera d'Asti 'Montebruna' 2001 16 Drink 2004-2006 Lots of acidity. Rather loose on the palate....

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