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2016 Sottimano "Basarin" Barbaresco

SKU #1524905 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The Sottimano 2016 Barbaresco Basarin is a contained and elegant expression with sharp intensity and defined aromas. You get wild fruit, spice, balsam herb and crushed mineral, all pretty much in equal measure. The wine flexes its muscle, adding volume and weight with each swirl of the glass. It shows energy and fluid movements. Sottimano farms a three-hectare plot in Basarin, in Neive but near the border with Treiso, with 50- to 60-year-old vines. (ML) Inner quote mark (7/2020)

96 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Focused and full bodied, this has aromas of underbrush, eucalyptus, crushed botanical herb and wild rose. The chiseled palate delivers tension, structure and finesse, featuring cranberry, pomegranate, licorice and tobacco framed in tightly wound, fine-grained tannins. Youthfully nervous acidity gives it balance and an ageworthy structure. *Cellar Selection* (KO) Inner quote mark (10/2020)

93 points Decanter

Outer quote mark The Sottimano family produce four Barbaresco single-vineyard wines - Basarin in Neive being a new addition from the 2014 vintage. The wines are aged in barriques, but the proportion of new oak has been severely reduced in recent years. This is no blockbuster, and the lean, precise raspberry nose shows elegance rather than power. A stylish wine, it's fresh and fluid with refined tannins and no overt extraction, showing charm and lift on the long finish. (SB) Inner quote mark (1/2019)

93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2016 Barbaresco Basarin is elegant, perfumed and gracious. Sweet dark cherry, lavender, spice and mint all grace this nuanced, understated Barbaresco from Sottimano. The Basarin shows a decidedly aromatic, finessed expression of Neive. (AG) 93+ Inner quote mark (11/2019)

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Savory notes of eucalyptus, leather, tar and iron frame the black cherry and black currant fruit in this muscular red. The beefy tannins are front and center now, yet this has plenty of ripe fruit to match. The finish is long and lively. (BS) Inner quote mark (4/2021)

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