Moccagatta Barbaresco "Basarin" 2016


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95 Points: "($65) Toasty oak wraps around the plum and cherry fruit in this lush red. Accents of menthol, tar and tobacco chime in as this builds to a long finish. Balanced and fresh, but needs time to integrate the oak. Best from 2023 through 2042. 400 cases made. 150 cases imported." —Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator Online, Nov. 2019

93 Points: "Black cherry, spice, leather, cedar and menthol infuse the 2016 Barbaresco Basarin with striking aromatic complexity. Powerful and resonant, with terrific depth, the 2016 has so much to offer. Today, a hint of reduction lingers, but otherwise, the Basarin is very pretty and expressive. The 2016 finishes with real cut and an array of floral notes that add perfume and brightness. Drink 2022-2036." —Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Nov. 2019.