2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Ovello Riserva [V97+][WA96][WS95]

2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Ovello Riserva

2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Ovello Riserva [V97+][WA96][WS95]

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Producer: Produttori del Barbaresco
Region: Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
Varietal: 
Nebbiolo
Year: 
2016 

Vinous, 97+ Points 

"The 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Ovello is the most severe and angular of these wines. It will appeal most to die-hard classicists. Chalk, white pepper, mint and sweet red cherry fruit all grace this chiseled, beautifully translucent Barbaresco. As always, the Ovello needs a number of years in bottle to reveal its charms, which in 2016 are many. It is a positively stellar wine in every way." 

Wine Advocate, 96 Points 

"With exactly 16,090 bottles made, the Produttori del Barbaresco 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Ovello is another stellar experience in this series of nine single-vineyard Riserva wines from Barbaresco's most successful wine cooperative. The Ovello is quite sharp and defined in terms of its aromas of wild cherry, dried violet and powdered licorice. Those mineral tones are very clear in this classic vintage. However, the Ovello finishes on a slightly softer note (compared to the Pajè) with a finer and more approachable tannin. The blended fruit for this cru is supplied by the Audasso, Cavallo, Cravanzola, Gonella, Grasso, Maffei, Odore, Sarotto, Unio, Vacca and Varaldo families." 

Wine Spectator, 95 Points 

"Opulent, this red combines cherry, plum, tar and tobacco flavors with a round profile. Menthol and wild herb accents emerge as do the muscular tannins on the finish. Overall, this is balanced and built for the long haul." 

Alcohol: 15% 

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