TN: 2017 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

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TN: 2017 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

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This popped up at my local Costco for $36, so took one home last week and popped it tonight.
  • 2017 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco (4/6/2021)
    Wonderful nose, crystalline and pure red fruit. Fresh crushed raspberries and cranberries, with a whiff of Hawaiian Punch (in a good way). Palate is a bit more backwards than the 2016 at this point, and takes a 3 hour decant to start revealing its stuffing. Elegant, high-toned cherry and rose-hip fruit, but not as sappy as 2015 or 2016. chalk-mineral forward, a pinch of dried herbs, and powdery but formidable tannins. A bit of astringency on the finish that is a bit more thorny than bracing. By hour 4 in the decanter, this had started to clam up hard. Clearly will improve with a few years sideways, but reminds me a bit of 2013 - a very nice wine, yet not up to the high bar set by the last two vintages. 90+ (90 pts.)
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