2009 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco
Bright cherry, strawberry, floral, licorice and herbal aromas and flavors highlight this fragrant, elegant red. Silky and pure, with fine, ripe tannins for support. Best from 2015 through 2028
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Barbaresco shows personality and good cheer with a good dose of dried fruit and savory spice. There are some elements that make the wine seem more aged than it really is. Cured meat and old leather emerge. But then the wine suddenly surprises you with an entourage of Nebbiolo-based tones like dried mint and licorice that tell you it still has loads of life within. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022. Produttori del Barbaresco is like that long-lost friend who always picks up a lively conversation no matter how many years have passed since your last meeting. It’s the ultimate fallback wine: It’s never intimidating or awkward. It’s always a pleasure to drink.
Still in need of cellar aging, this shows aromas of toasted almond and vanilla backed by notes of dried fruit, honey and cassis. The mouthfeel is beautifully firm and solid. Drink after 2018.
Barbaresco, Neive. Quite youthful-looking mid ruby. Sweet spicy oak dust covering the fruit. Rather a lot of oak on the palate too, but cherry fruit creeps through. Needs time to integrate?
Produttori del Barbaresco is a type of cooperative arrangement between 56 growers in Barbaresco. Its roots go back to 1958 when small growers of the region working in cooperation with the priest of Barbaresco village came together to ensure the quality and uniqueness of their production. Each family still maintains their small vineyard holdings, and most years these are blended into either bottlings of Barbaresco or Nebbiolo.