2011 Barbaresco Albesani Santo Stefano

Bruno Giacosa, Piedmont, Italy

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Bottle 75cl

Case of 6 x 75cl £544.08

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A wine with great ageing potential, the 2011 has a perfumed nose of crushed rose petals and sweet strawberries with deeper black currant and morello cherry characters in the background. The palate is rich and layered with gorgeous, dark cherry fruit flavours balanced by smooth, velvety tannins and refreshing acidity. Exotic spices, truffles and a hint of dark chocolate add a further layer of depth and complexity. This very complex wine will be delicious to drink in a few years and will age well for another decade or two. Drink from 2018.

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"Medium with a hint of amber. Highly complex, scented nose combines red plum, cherry, strawberry, clove, medicinal herbs and a hint of orange zest. Intensely flavored, juicy and tightly wound, with lovely cut and definition to the red fruit and spice flavors. Very concentrated, tactile wine whose firm tannic spine will require at least several years of cellaring. Finishes with terrific lift." Score: 93+ Points Stephen Tanzer

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Piedmont, Italy

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The blend consists of 95% Tempranillo from 40-year-old vines in Las Cuevas, El Palo and Las Monjas in Rodezno, complemented with 5% Graciano from the Montecillo estate in Fuenmayor. The Graciano gives the wine an aromatic intensity and acidity, to carry the structure and elegance of the Tempranillo. The grapes are vinified separately in four-and-a-half-year-old American oak for three years, and...

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