Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.2112 ratings
9.218 pro ratings
Barbaresco, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Darren Dittrich

The 2016 may need more time in bottle, this is a structured and taught wine, but still very good with some air. To my taste, recent vintages of the regular Produttori releases have leaned more towards a riper, darker cherry note… less like my favorite lighter Barbaresco wines from years before. Perhaps just a warming trend I’ll need to get used to.

The 2016 may need more time in bottle, this is a structured and taught wine, but still very good with some air. To my taste, recent vintages of the regular Produttori releases have leaned more towards a riper, darker cherry note… less like my favorite lighter Barbaresco wines from years before. Perhaps just a warming trend I’ll need to get used to.

Dec 14th, 2021
Matt

Best young Produttori I’ve had since the ‘10 on release. Absolutely smashing. Perfume, racy, lovely depth and length.

Best young Produttori I’ve had since the ‘10 on release. Absolutely smashing. Perfume, racy, lovely depth and length.

May 15th, 2021
Josh Morgenthau

Clear Ruby. Dusty, licorice, ripe sweet red cherry, lipstick nose. A classically structured blast of red fruit acid and tannic grip. So much electric fruit that this a pleasure to drink right now. Though I think this will hit prime in 15 years. 9.5 now. Will only get better.

Clear Ruby. Dusty, licorice, ripe sweet red cherry, lipstick nose. A classically structured blast of red fruit acid and tannic grip. So much electric fruit that this a pleasure to drink right now. Though I think this will hit prime in 15 years. 9.5 now. Will only get better.

2 people found it helpfulNov 23rd, 2020
Ryan Mullins

Is 2016 the greatest Produttori normale bottling ever made?

Is 2016 the greatest Produttori normale bottling ever made?

1 person found it helpfulSep 27th, 2020
Jim Gallagher

Definitely a Buy

Definitely a Buy

1 person found it helpfulAug 21st, 2020
Chris MacLean

Good setting for this gem.

Good setting for this gem.

1 person found it helpfulJul 22nd, 2020
Tracy Hall

Not my favorite vintage. Had a lot more power than the two previous vintages that were more easy drinking. This one will go on for a long time. SM

Not my favorite vintage. Had a lot more power than the two previous vintages that were more easy drinking. This one will go on for a long time. SM

1 person found it helpfulJul 14th, 2020
Will Stanley

My first words when tasting this wine, spat out almost along with the liquid in my mouth, were ‘holy shit’. For various reasons: the incredible follow-on from what was a very intoxicating nose; the explosion of searingly dry acidity and tannin on the palate; and, ultimately, the tremendous quality (and value) of this wine.

Locked and loaded with tart cherry, strawberry compote, umami, menthol, violet and tar, this is a profoundly complex Barbaresco built for the long haul. It’s far too young now - almost undrinkably so (almost..) even after a five hour decant - but everything’s there. The finish, though it drags every last vestige of moisture from your mouth with it, is delightfully long. I shan’t touch any more of these for at least another five years, but can’t wait to do so.

My first words when tasting this wine, spat out almost along with the liquid in my mouth, were ‘holy shit’. For various reasons: the incredible follow-on from what was a very intoxicating nose; the explosion of searingly dry acidity and tannin on the palate; and, ultimately, the tremendous quality (and value) of this wine.

Locked and loaded with tart cherry, strawberry compote, umami, menthol, violet and tar, this is a profoundly complex Barbaresco built for the long haul. It’s far too young now - almost undrinkably so (almost..) even after a five hour decant - but everything’s there. The finish, though it drags every last vestige of moisture from your mouth with it, is delightfully long. I shan’t touch any more of these for at least another five years, but can’t wait to do so.

1 person found it helpfulApr 18th, 2020
Stephen Osgood

16s are pretty. $40 for killer Barbaresco still remains one of the top values in the wine world. Love PdB.

16s are pretty. $40 for killer Barbaresco still remains one of the top values in the wine world. Love PdB.

1 person found it helpfulMar 2nd, 2020
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9.4

The 2016 Barbaresco is a stunning wine with tremendous richness for this bottling. Ample, deep and powerful, the 2016 exudes pedigree and class from start to finish. I can't remember a straight Barbaresco here with this much fruit density and unctuous richness, and yet there is more than enough tannin and overall structure to give the wine its classically leaning feel. A blast of sweet red cherry fruit, tobacco, menthol licorice and smoke hits the potent finish. What a wine! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2019)

The 2016 Barbaresco is a stunning wine with tremendous richness for this bottling. Ample, deep and powerful, the 2016 exudes pedigree and class from start to finish. I can't remember a straight Barbaresco here with this much fruit density and unctuous richness, and yet there is more than enough tannin and overall structure to give the wine its classically leaning feel. A blast of sweet red cherry fruit, tobacco, menthol licorice and smoke hits the potent finish. What a wine! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2019)

1 person found it helpfulNov 7th, 2019