• SN: 92

    Snooth Editorial Score

    92

    Close
+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Cascina Delle Rose Barbera Superiore Donna Elena 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Deep floral notes and a bit of burnished wood emerge quickly on the nose followed by a bit of beefy, black fruit, blackberry aromas and something a little leathery. Elegant, refined, and bright this is really very precise for Barbera with lovely fresh and wild black fruits on the palate that exhibits such freshness without having huge acids. Long, pure and elegant, this finishes with more red fruit and sliced plum notes. I’ve had this wine with several years of age on it and it ages spectacularly well. 92pts

Add winemaker's notes

Vintages


+ Vintage
Varietal: Barbera
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
4.265 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add

Editorial Reviews for Cascina Delle Rose Barbera Superiore Donna Elena

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,030
4.50 5
08/19/2014

Deep floral notes and a bit of burnished wood emerge quickly on the nose followed by a bit of beefy, black fruit, blackberry aromas and something a little leathery. Elegant, refined, and bright this is really very precise for Barbera with lovely fresh and wild black fruits on the palate that exhibits such freshness without having huge acids. Long, pure and elegant, this finishes with more red fruit and sliced plum notes. I’ve had this wine with several years of age on it and it ages spectacularly well. 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,030
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 09/17/2013

Vines planted in 1948, old rupestris, Spicy and sweet nose which is stunning and totally terroir driven, hinting at a little camphor, mild wild berry fruit, and a licorice top note. This is a little on the soft side for Barbera but clear and open with fresh wild berry fruit, succulent red currants and wild blackberries topped with minty hints and a touch of stemmy and woodsy complexity. Totally refined and totally compelling Barbera. 93pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,030
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 09/17/2013

A little stewy on the nose, complex and earthy and obviously terroir driven. Air brings out blue flowers and ripe blue and plum fruits with chocolate shavings on the nose. This is elegant, clear, and dry rich and ripe in the mouth, not an easy feat to manage. The fruit is quite perfumed in the mouth with hints of chocolate, violets, and stemmy spice adding detail There is impressive clarity of fruit here that shows excellent persistence on the chocolate covered cherry tinged finish. I can’t say this is my favorite style of barbera, this is a bit big but you can’t deny that it is expertly made in this style and judging it within the lineup today one can’t help but realise that this is simply what the vines produced in 2009. 91pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,030
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 09/17/2013

Tobacco, dried raspberries, tar, earth, spice, and a little blackcurrant fruit all waft up gently from the glass. Opening with good acids this is quickly soft, broad in the mouth, ripe with a touch of pomegranate and chocolate wrapped around black cherry fruit that is supported by bright fine tannins and lots of chocolate on the finish. This is fresh,with pretty perfumes in the mouth and lovely length to the slightly candied black raspberry fruit. I tasted this blind and did not think it was Barbera. A gorgeously aged example. 92pts


Member Reviews for Cascina Delle Rose Barbera Superiore Donna Elena

Add your review
Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,030
4.60 5
08/19/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,030
4.70 5
Vintage: 2010 09/17/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,030
4.60 5
Vintage: 2009 09/17/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,030
4.60 5
Vintage: 2004 09/17/2013

Four and a half glasses



Photos

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals






Snooth Media Network