2005 Produttori del Barbaresco "Pora" Riserva
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2005 Barbaresco Riserva Pora is wonderfully layered in its dark cherries, spices, menthol, licorice and minerals. The medium-bodied Pora is one of the firmer and more linear Riservas in 2005. Still, it shows exceptional balance in a powerful style that will require a measure of patience. Here, too, the finish is wonderfully elegant. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. (92+)
Offers fabulous aromas of blueberry and sandalwood. Full-bodied, with ripe, velvety tannins and a persistent, attractively fruity aftertaste. This will be gorgeous with bottle age. Best after 2011. 1,200 cases made.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright red. Fresh, mineral-tinged red fruits and menthol make for a vibrant nose. Sweet, silky and deep, displaying more density and stuffing today than the 2004. Finishes broad and long, with very good acid lift
Hereís a bright and very polished Riserva Barbaresco with clean and focused aromas of white cherry, cola, wild berries and dried currants. This expression from the Pora cru (known for its cellar-worthy wines) shows good acidity and drying tannins.
General Manager Aldo Vacca's notes "The Dolce Vita Wine.The sandier soil gives to the Pora wine a smoother character, tannins are soft and the aromas always tend to evolve a little faster. This vineyard shows a more exotic character, sometime earthier, than others; it has a laid back attitude and it makes me feel like I want to sip it resting in my comfortable armchair, eating pieces of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, watching an old Fellini movie."