Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Torre 2005
"Once again, the Produttori have turned out a gem in their 2005 Barbaresco. A beautiful, perfumed Nebbiolo, the wine flows effortlessly from the glass with captivating notes of crushed flowers, raspberries, sweet herbs and spices. This classic, mid-weight Barbaresco possesses plenty of clean, bright fruit framed by elegant tannins, showing notable harmony. Simply put, this is a classic wine Piedmont lovers wont want to miss. Ideally, the wine should be cellared for a few years, but readers will have a hard time exercising such patience." - Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate Cheese Pairings: Fontina, Gouda, CheddarFood Pairings: Braised Beef, Truffles and Truffle Oil
Editorial Reviews for Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Torre
A lovely Barbaresco with solid acidity and a cool, composed character featuring crisp cherry, soil and dried floral aromatics. the wine is medium bodied and fairly elegant with small but precise tannins and a taut backend that leads to a long, sneaky finish. Needs a year or two in bottle to really express itself but still delicious even at this early stage. 90pts
A brilliant ruby red color that, after two hours of decanting, was explosive on the nose with cherry fruit, sweet tobacco, and chalk dust. The nose came across as a bit hot but very expressive. On the palate more cherry, or possibly cranberry with rose petal, tar and a bit of pepper. Expansive on the mid-palate with sweet fruit. A hint of charred wood and more cherry on the finish. This can't be a $26 bottle... but it is!
First Barbaresco tasting...probably should have decanted, will re-visit tomorrow. High acid, light to medium body, but very fragrant/strong nose with cherry/spice notes. Lots of ripe cherries on the palate, high alcohol, moderately tannic finish. Fairly "in-your-face" and acidic for my tastes, otherwise probably would have given it a higher rating, but I'm not sure that this is my style. Drank with pizza.
Most other people have noted the long finish, medium body and great color. I was surprised how long the finish was. Definitely got the spice and the crispness. Will definitely be buying more and hoping to keep it around for a while
Dark cherry and allspice, very aromatic, medium-bodied; needs time in bottle to round out mouth-puckering tannins. Promises seductive complexity.
External Reviews for Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Torre
Once again, the Produttori have turned out a gem in their 2005 Barbaresco. A beautiful, perfumed Nebbiolo, the wine flows effortlessly from the glass with captivating notes of crushed flowers, raspberries, sweet herbs and spices. This classic, mid-weight Barbaresco possesses plenty of clean, bright fruit framed by elegant tannins, showing notable harmony. Simply put, this is a classic wine Piedmont lovers wonrsquo;t want to miss. Ideally, the wine should be cellared for a few years, but readers will have a hard time exercising such patience. This is Lot 8.115. Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2025.
The 2006 Barbaresco is a gorgeous, generous Barbaresco loaded with ripe dark fruit. This is an especially harmonious, refined Barbaresco from the Produttori that is also somewhat unusual for its dark, brooding personality. Licorice, leather and tar linger on the powerful finish. Today the wine is remarkable for its depth and concentration, while the aromatic complexity will develop in bottle. If the regular Barbaresco holds this much power, I can only wonder what the Riservas might have in store. Simply put, this is a marvelous effort. This is Lot 9.125 Anticipated maturity: 2011ndash;2031.
The 2007 Barbaresco offers up generous dark red fruit in an unusually flashy style for this wine. There is wonderful up-front richness, but then the wine loses a bit of depth on the mid-palate. The aromatics are also not quite as expressive as I would have liked. As delicious as this is, I miss the structure of 2006, the fruit of 2005 and the layered personality of 2004, any one of which might have elevated the 2007. As it stands, the 2007 Barbaresco comes across as open, accessible and ready to provide considerable pleasure, at least over the medium term. This is Lot 10.106. Anticipated maturity: 2010andndash;2022.
Smoke, barbecue and tar emerge from the nose of this ethereal and elegant Barbaresco. Youandrsquo;ll also get delicate fruity notes of pressed wild berries and white cherry. The wine is tart and fresh with drying tannins and a polished feel. Pair it with boiled beef and mint sauce.
This classic, mid-weight Barbaresco possesses plenty of clean, bright fruit framed by elegant tannins, showing notable harmony.
Displays glorious fruit on the nose, with raspberry, blackberry and flowers. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a delicate finish. Best after 2011.
The regionrsquo;s famous co-op continues to turn out solid, traditionally styled wines. Although the crus are the ones to see out, the blended wine is often a good value. This vintage seems built with firmer structure than in the past, finishing hard and tannic. Aromas and flavors are pretty amalgams of cherries, tea leaves, and stone fruits, but will they outlast the tannins?