TN: 2005 Castello di Neive Barbaresco 'Santo Stefano'

Aromatically this is forward, complex and quite engaging at this early juncture. It’s a tapestry of paisley, threaded with florals, jube fruits and tart red berry things. There’s ripeness and sweet dried figs come to the fore with air. The palate is lacy but there’s certain rigidity and it finishes with a chain of drawn out, sandy tannins, leaving a wonderful savoury mouth perfume.