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Robert Parker

Barbaresco Gallina 2011

“From one of my favorite vineyard crus in this part of the Langhe, the 2011 Barbaresco ‘Gallina’ shows pretty flower notes backed by road tar, spice and black licorice. Nebbiolo wine is fermented and aged in tonneaux for 18 month followed by an additional 18 months in bottle grande. Nothing is overstated here, and indeed the wine is delivered with a light, delicate touch. Pretty acidity and polished tannins make for a bolder statement on the close. Drink 2016-2025.” M.L. 7/1/2014

Barbaresco Gaia Principe 2011

The 2011 Barbaresco Gaia Principe opens to a bright garnet, compact appearance with subtle aromas of pressed rose, wild berry, balsam herb and dried mint.  It shows a steady evolution in the glass with multiple aromatic layers of dark fruit and lightly toasted spice that follow in close sequence.  The mouthfeel is lighter and less impactful in 2011, making this a good near-term proposition.  Drink: 2015-2022