BARBERA D'ALBA 2003
VERY GOOD 80
New oak on the nose, sweetish with some dark chocolate, light malted notes, a touch of berry jam. Slightly nutty notes in the mouth, with some berry fruit and quite prominent sweetish oak, has some substance, initially juicy but this is overwhelmed by dusty tannins, attractive finish.
Medium-intense nose, ripe red berries, some blueberries and plums, wilted roses and some mineral notes. Quite polished in the mouth, oaky notes, lots of ripe juicy fruit, fine tannins with good presence, more wilted roses on the palate, with very elegant aromas of strawberries and raspberries, some dried fruit, sweetish roasted notes in the background, good finish.
BAROLO VECCHIE VIGNE 2001
Intense nose, ripe preserved plums and red berries, spicy bread and some malted notes, light notes of dried flowers. Lots of fully ripe fruit in the mouth, youthful dusty tannins with good presence, floral components, mineral notes in the background, full-bodied, tannins increasingly dry with aeration, oak, good finish.