2019 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barbera d’Alba Aves: Quite compact and tight to begin with, showing but a bare hint of blood plum wrapped around a graphite spine. It breathes and has purple flower notes. It is fleshy and deep, with a touch of licorice and fresh and savoury finish.
2019 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Nebbiolo Langhe: So pretty and perfumed, with notes of cherry, raspberry, strawberry and rose petal. It is an ethereal wine, that quietly builds in the mouth. Nothing is heavy, nothing is forced. Everything is delicious.
Fully agree - A wonderfull Langhe that I enjoy every vintage and for sure a value at its current price level. I also really like his dolcetto, Pelaverga and barberas.
Recently I had a Elio Sandri Langhe nebbiolo, that I was very impressed by. It is also showing the very elegant side of nebbiolo, but maybe with a but more depth too it. Still holds a wonderful balance.
Thanks for the notes. Have you had Burlotto’s regular barbera? How big of a step up is the Aves from just the normal bottle? I had the '18 normal barbera a couple months back and it was the first Burlotto wine that I wasn’t super impressed with. I always feel like their langhe nebbiolos, freisas, barolos, everything else is in the top echelon or their categories but didn’t feel like that for barbera.