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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Torre 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Sweet and deep on the nose, with spicy tones, lots of prosciutto and preserved meats with a slightly gamey edge. There are background notes of dried funghi, talc and tobacco lurking behind the red fruits and a floral top note. Big sweet fruit on entry with a round, lush character. This is big yet with excellent balance full of sweet wild berry fruit. Even though this is a bit compressed today there is real volume in the mouth with deep, transparent fruit edged with watermelon and green herbal tones that are crisp and refreshing. Zesty, zingy acids clean the palate on the long finish with its menthol and mineral notes that frame the red fruit. A lovely wine that sacrifices some complexity for lovely purity and a rich mouthfeel that benefits from the high alcohol of the vintage. 90pts

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Produttori del Barbaresco:
Founded in 1958, the priest of the village of Barbaresco, recognizing that the only way small properties could survive was by joining their efforts, gathered together nineteen small growers and founded the Produttori del Barbaresco. From its humble beginnings making the first three vintages in the church basement, Produttori del Barbaresco has grown to a 52 member co-operative with 250 acres ... Read more
Founded in 1958, the priest of the village of Barbaresco, recognizing that the only way small properties could survive was by joining their efforts, gathered together nineteen small growers and founded the Produttori del Barbaresco. From its humble beginnings making the first three vintages in the church basement, Produttori del Barbaresco has grown to a 52 member co-operative with 250 acres of Nebbiolo vineyards in the Barbaresco appellation and an annual production of over 500,000 bottles. Its vineyards amount to almost 1/6 of the vineyards of the area. Each member is in full control of their land, growing Nebbiolo grapes with the skill and dedication they have honed over generations. Playing a key role in elevating the quality level of Barbaresco over the years, Produttori del Barbaresco produces a simpler Nebbiolo Langhe, a Barbaresco blend and nine single vineyard wines produces in premier vineyards: Asili, Rabajà, Pora, Montestefano, Ovello, Pajè, Montefico, Muncagota and Rio Sordo. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Torre

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,350
4.00 5
12/18/2008

Sweet and deep on the nose, with spicy tones, lots of prosciutto and preserved meats with a slightly gamey edge. There are background notes of dried funghi, talc and tobacco lurking behind the red fruits and a floral top note. Big sweet fruit on entry with a round, lush character. This is big yet with excellent balance full of sweet wild berry fruit. Even though this is a bit compressed today there is real volume in the mouth with deep, transparent fruit edged with watermelon and green herbal tones that are crisp and refreshing. Zesty, zingy acids clean the palate on the long finish with its menthol and mineral notes that frame the red fruit. A lovely wine that sacrifices some complexity for lovely purity and a rich mouthfeel that benefits from the high alcohol of the vintage. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,350
4.00 5
07/29/2013

With a soft mineral laced nose, this turns quite floral in the glass picking up and hints of spice, underbrush, blood, herb and soil. Almost sweet on entry and showing fresh wild berry and blood orange, with a contrasting dash of bitter grapefruit pith and some slightly medicinal edges, this displays lovely balance and freshness in an elegant style with slightly grainy tannins and a little bite of acidity on the wild cherry rich finish. Elegant, and refined, this is very pretty and will show well young and age well for twenty years. In a way it feel like 2008 Barolo, with excellent clarity and balance, and while qualitatively this is about at the same level as the 2009 and 2008 vintages I prefer this. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,350
3.50 5
12/18/2008

Dark and earthy at first with raspberry in alcohol, tree bark, fleshy wild cherry and a minor menthol note. This opens to reveal good aromatic complexity full of incipient floral tones, pollen, and fennel seed tones. Sweet on entry with a really nice structure that features the bigger tannins of the vintage which are a touch drying. Fine acids well integrated keeping the wine feeling cool and crisp with very good intensity of flavor to the astringent red fruits The really pretty tannins are a bit crunchy in their rawness and while the fruit has a candied edge, the tannins bitterness pokes through, particularly on the finish which is on the short side. Appealing based on potential at this point; Give it a year or 2. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,350
4.50 5
05/22/2009

AWE blind tasting - so clean, smells like sand and old bones with some freshly picked raspberries and a touch of roasted bouquet garni, cool, crisp and focused with essence of strawberry right up front then followed by earth tones and a crisp hint of violet, very bright with well managed tannins, there’s a hint of eggshell and a touch of licorice bitter on the backed adding tension to the fruit, aggressive finish, with a long menthol finale, 90-91


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,350
4.00 5
07/29/2013

With a sweet herb tinged nose, this opens to show soil and spiced cherry fruit over a base of limestone. Additional air brings out a little briar, coffee and an Asian spice note. Broad and open, and almost ready to go in the mouth this is showing off fresh lively fruit supported by soft tannins and good acidity adding attractive cut on the palate. A bit less well defined on the back end,which carries with it some quite ripe fruit flavors that leads to a moderately long finish that shows soft, chewy tannins, Riper than 2010, this is a fairly big and slightly flamboyant wine. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,350
4.00 5
07/29/2013

High toned nose on the nose with edgy camphor, balsamic, rose petal, and black currant tinted cherry and raspberry fruit. Broad, a perhaps a little soft and chewy on the palate this is weighty and deep with nice balsamic rose petal tones to the dark red wild berry fruit which shows some light astringency and a hint of orange peel. Long yet quite tannic on the finish, and showing fine sandalwood and cinnamon accents, this has a soft sweetness but none of the over ripeness one finds in Barolo in 2009. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,350
3.50 5
12/18/2008

Green herbal on the nose with a touch too much SO2, leathery with distinct Slavonian oak barrel stink in all its black pepper spiced salamed glory. Elegant and lean in the mouth with refined tannins and bright acids, that are juicy. There id plenty of rich fruit here but this is a bit dull and flat tonight with a solid core of wild red cherry fruit and herbal top notes, mineral undertones and a touch of tar on the finish but the mid-palate is a bit hollow. Zesty and fresh and gaining a mature edge but too shy tonight though there is decent length. 86pts


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Member Reviews for Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Torre

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,350
4.40 5
07/27/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,350
4.50 5
07/27/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: azygos
140345184
3.50 5
03/23/2009

A light, ruby-colored nebbiolo. The nose is a pungent earthy/cherry mix that almost approaches cough syrup on the palate with it's intensity. Still quite young/tight with a good bit of astringency. Breathing for a day mellowed it out some. Not bad but not great...at least not yet.


Snooth User: schergr
3674697
4.50 5
11/16/2008

Enjoyed this for the first time at the recommendation of some new friends. A great selection. It paired nicely with our fantastic cheese selection and Braised Lamb Shanks main course.


Snooth User: NickCB
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4.00 5
11/06/2008

From one of the best co-operatives in the world - and a wonderful barbaresco producer. Still young and tannic, but opens up after a few hours. Light colored, with a little tar and tobacco. Not sure this is one for the ages - but enjoyable.


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593864,074
3.50 5
08/24/2012

Yes, we all know that Produttori del Barbaresco is a great cooperative (all we have to do is consult Hugh Johnson for that gem). However, what I am concerned about here is the wine: it has an inviting acidic red fruit nose somewhere between cultivated cranberry and chokecherry but palate-wise it has lost any tannin that may have been present in youth. Nevertheless, this wine is smooth and prim - if a bit tired. A crowd pleasing tipple with the company in any event. Though sound and typical of the nameplate, a touch disappointing for such a vaunted vintage. 88 points.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
3.00 5
03/07/2009

Bright cherry fruit with lots of acidic zing and powder on the finish.

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    External Reviews for Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Torre

    External Review
    07/27/2013

    Four and a half glasses


    External Review
    05/19/2011

    Ovello is one of Barbaresco's fresher microclimates, so it can be no surprise that the 2001 Barbaresco Riserva Ovello is quite backward at this stage. It is a stunning display of Nebbiolo with expressive aromatics, generous fruit, prominent minerality and plenty of personality. Full-bodied and long on the palate, it is still somewhat reticent today, although all the ingredients are clearly in place for this to offer outstanding drinking in a few years' time. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2021.


    External Review
    05/23/2011

    Readers should make a point to check out the estate's 2003 Barbaresco as this year's release is off the charts. The single-vineyard Riservas will not be produced in 2003 and this wine clearly benefits from the addition of that fruit. It is an unusually rich and expansive wine for this estate, packed with heady sensations of spices, licorice and menthol that are followed by deep layers of super-ripe fruit that fill out the wine's frame with excellent concentration and fleshiness, closing with beautifully well-integrated tannins that are the exception rather than the rule in 2003. Atypically large-scaled and ample for a Barbaresco from this estate, it is also the finest normale the winery has released in many a year. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018.


    External Review
    03/27/2013

    Smoke, barbecue and tar emerge from the nose of this ethereal and elegant Barbaresco. You’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.


    External Review
    05/23/2011

    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 won'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: 2010-2025.


    External Review
    11/15/2013

    This is elegant and charming, featuring cherry, rose and tobacco flavors, with just a hint of earthy, underbrush. The tannins are beginning to soften and integrate. Approachable now, but will improve with time. Drink now through 2024.


    External Review
    04/09/2008

    This comes from a "Cantine Sociale", also known as a cooperative of growers known as Produttori del Barbaresco. This is in fact the most important wine of their lineup since it comprises the bulk of their production. Youthful upon opening with dark berries and chalk-driven tannins.


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    <p>Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo 2007 is a medium bodied red from one of the best wine cooperatives in the world. Each year Produttori del Barbaresco, declasses around 20% of their Nebbiolo production to create a Barbaresco caliber wine with younger and edgier fruit for a much lower price. The aromas include violets, white pepper and star anise which complement the palate of raspberries and cherries. Light spice notes and a bold acidity finish this flavorful red.&nbsp;</p>


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