Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva 2004
Good full red. Subtly complex nose melds raspberry, truffle and underbrush lifted by floral high notes. Silky-sweet but subdued, with a fine-grained texture and lovely balance and mineral complexity. Displays more breadth and power than the Pora and Rio, and the rising finish shows suaver tannins and serious persistence.Add winemaker's notes
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Good full red. Subtly complex nose melds raspberry, truffle and underbrush lifted by floral high notes. Silky-sweet but subdued, with a fine-grained texture and lovely balance and mineral complexity. Displays more breadth and power than the Pora and Rio, and the rising finish shows suaver tannins and serious persistence.
The 2004 Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo is one of the better versions of this wine I can remember. There is considerable depth and richness in the fruit here as this sweet, layered Barbaresco opens up in the glass. The typical spiced, floral Rio Sordo notes are amply present in the wine, but in 2004 there is an additional level of concentration and richness that has eluded previous vintages. This is a beautiful Rio Sordo from the Produttori. Anticipated maturity: 2010–2020.
Subtle aromas of raspberry and strawberry jam follow through to a medium-to-full body, with soft tannins and an aftertaste of fresh fruit. A balanced and very pretty wine. Best after 2010.
Not a big Barbaresco, but a perfumed, delicate and very friendly red, with strawberry and floral character on the nose and palate. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Best after 2011.
The 2004 Barbaresco Riserva Asili conveys an impression of sheer luxuriousness as it coats the palate with waves of ripe fruit that nearly manage to cover the wine’s tannins. Generous and expansive on the palate, the wine reveals tons of depth and richness, with a long, satisfying finish. This remains a vibrant, pure Barbaresco in need of cellaring, yet readers who want to take this bottling out for a test drive won’t be disappointed, but beware, the wine shut down quickly in the glass. Simply put, this is sublime stuff. Anticipated maturity: 2010–2024.
The 2004 Barbaresco Riserva Montefico is another of the larger-scaled wines in this lineup. It reveals a profile of ripe red fruits, spices and menthol wrapped into a seamless yet structured frame. This Barbaresco doesn't quite have the level of profoundness of the finest wines in this vintage, but it comes awfully close. Shades of Bruno Giacosa�s 1971 Barbaresco Montefico linger on the long and immensely satisfying finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024.
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