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2013 Sottimano "Cottá" Barbaresco

SKU #1299603 94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark As always, the 2013 Barbaresco Cottà is a wine of amplitude and breadth. Sweet dark cherry, pomegranate, mint, spices and leather meld together effortlessly. The Cottà has a bit less delineation and nuance than some of the other wines in the range, but more immediacy and mid-palate juiciness. As the years have passed, so many wines in this lineup have improved, but the Cottà has remained pretty much static, for better or worse. (AG) Inner quote mark (12/2015)

93 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A tannic young wine with backbone and structure. Medium body, berry and walnut character and a chewy finish. Needs time to soften. Inner quote mark (11/2013)

92 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark You'll find alluring scents of black-skinned berry, baking spice, violet, a hint of leather and a balsamic note on this well-structured red. The chewy palate shows dense black cherry, raspberry compote, licorice, clove and pipe tobacco alongside velvety tannins and fresh acidity. A hint of cinnamon closes the finish. It's already approachable but also has great mid-term aging potential. (KO) Inner quote mark (10/2016)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This red yields barely a glimmer of cherry, licorice and tar for now, yet all the elements are in place for a medium-term evolution. Stiff, mouthcoating tannins patrol the finish. (BS) Inner quote mark (10/2016)


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