2007 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco
This is elegant and charming, featuring cherry, rose and tobacco flavors, with just a hint of earthy, underbrush. The tannins are beginning to soften and integrate. Approachable now, but will improve with time. Drink now through 2024.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Barbaresco offers up generous dark red fruit in an unusually flashy style for this wine...As it stands, the 2007 Barbaresco comes across as open, accessible and ready to provide considerable pleasure, at least over the medium term. This is Lot 10.106. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022.
Smoke, barbecue and tar emerge from the nose of this ethereal and elegant Barbaresco. You’ll also get delicate fruity notes of pressed wild berries and white cherry. The wine is tart and fresh with drying tannins and a polished feel. Pair it with boiled beef and mint sauce.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium red. Aromas of smoke and camphor. Fatter and plumper than the 2008 version, offering more flesh but less cut and verve. Showing more sweet spices than primary fruit. Finishes with big, broad, horizontal tannins.
I really enjoy the entry level wines from Produttori del Barbaresco for their upfront sytle and approachability. They're soft, very generously fruit forward and possess caressing tannins and softer, rounder acidity. The purists who cut their teeth (I mean that almost literally in this case) on more traditional Barbaresci from the early '90s and before may find this wine a little too soft and fruity, but anyone who is looking to begin exploring the Nebbiolo based wines of Piemonte or who just wants a super delicous wine to accompany some roast chicken, hearty pasta or something off the BBQ need look no further than this. (Chris Miller, K&L Italian Wine Specialist) An LA Times Wine of the Week: Few of us have deep pockets anymore (and most of us never had them at all). If Nebbiolo is your game, you can still find some bargains in Piedmont, most notably Barbaresco normale from the best little cooperative in Italy, Produttori del Barbaresco. The members have inherited some distinguished vineyards or rows of vines in the Piedmontese hill town. Produttori single-vineyard bottlings are a good value for the quality, but nothing beats their normal bottling for price/quality ration. The 2007 is textbook Barbaresco; the Nebbiolo is smooth and rich with an overlay of spice and earth and a taste of dark plums. This is a Barbaresco that won't leave you feeling guilty if you break it out for a roast chicken or a braised beef dish. It's also terrific with sauteed wild mushrooms."