Produttori del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Rio Sordo Riserva 2016 (750ml)


Price: $81.00

Producer Produttori del Barbaresco
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Varietal Nebbiolo
Vintage 2016
Sku 1557275
Size 750ml

Wine Advocate: 96 Points

The 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo takes it up a notch if you consider the tasting of each one of these single-vineyard wines tasted in order. With the Rio Sordo you really start to feel the textural richness and fruit weight that can be achieved with Nebbiolo in a great vintage. This vintage is compact and tightly woven together suggesting a forecast for an extra long drinking window. The Alutto and Marengo families farm the fruit used in this blend. This wine will live long and I love that touch of candied licorice that appears on the close (especially when you come back to the open bottle 24 hours later). Production is 11355 bottles.

Wine Spectator: 95 Points

Eucalyptus cut hay and licorice accent the cherry plum and mineral flavors in this suave red. Firm and powerful with assertive nervous tannins and vibrant acidity. A bit jumbled today yet there is energy and length on the finish indicating its future potential. Best from 2025 through 2045. ?B.S.

Vinous: 94 Points

The 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo is a serious somber wine. Black cherry plum lavender spice and menthol show off the darker side of Nebbiolo to great effect. In most vintages Rio Sordo is an easygoing wine but not in 2016. Readers will find a potent brooding yet mid-weight Barbaresco that screams with character. What a way to start this tasting!

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