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Barbaresco 'Bric Balin', Moccagatta

Barbaresco 'Bric Balin', Moccagatta

100% Nebbiolo grown in calcareous blue marl soils.  The grapes are macerated on the skins in temperature-controlled steel tanks, then the wine is aged in French-oak barriques, of which approximately 40% are new, for 18 months. 1,800 cases produced.

Producer:
Vintage:
2012
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation:
Barbaresco
Variety:
Nebbiolo
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
93
Date:
2015-06-28

Spectator

Score:
92
Date:
2015-12-01
Review:
The core cherry flavors are accented by licorice, leather and sweet spice notes, allied to a dense matrix of tannins. Shows fine potential, with a lingering aftertaste of fruit and spice. Best from 2018 through 2027. 1,250 cases made.

James Suckling

Score:
95
Date:
2015-11-17
Review:
A soft and velvety textured red with licorice, tar and berry character. Full body. Lots of ripe fruit and intensity. Gorgeous and sexy Barbaresco. Drink now or hold.

Vinous Media

Score:
91+
Date:
2015-12-01
Review:
The 2012 Barbaresco Bric Balin comes across as a bit more nervous and lean than it has in the recent past, with less of its customary near-term appeal. Bright red cherry, cranberry and white pepper notes add brightness, but the 2012 appears to have shut down post-bottling. That is probably a good thing for the long-term. The 2012 needs at least a few years in bottle, so readers will have to be patient with the Bric Balin.

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