Barbaresco (normale) 95JD/94VM
Produttori del Barbaresco
While the price is up, the quality in the bottle is as good as it has always been!
92 pts, Galloni, Vinous
The 2018 Barbaresco is an attractive, open-knit wine to drink now and over the next 10-15 years, maybe more. In 2018 the Produttori did not bottle their Riservas. Instead, all of the best lots of those grapes went into the straight Barbaresco bottling, another in a long string of successes from this historic house. Dark cherry, cedar, tobacco and spice fill out the layers. There is good depth and a good deal of tannin too, just not the complexity or nuance of the very best years.
93 points Robert Parker WA
Packaged in its distinctive brown paper label, the Produttori del Barbaresco 2018 Barbaresco is a beautifully lean and luminous expression of Nebbiolo, and that pretty color should remain intact over time. The aromas are bold and ripe with dark and purple fruit, but the bouquet shows interesting twists with earth, truffle, licorice and grilled herb. As the wine opens in the glass, you begin to notice heavier aromas of raisin and dried apricot. It wears a warm-vintage signature for sure, and for that reason, I would suggest a shorter drinking window for the 2018. With an ample 300,000 bottles made, you get a great value with this bottle.
Longevity: 30 years from the vintage
Vineyard: various vineyards in the DOCG Barbaresco
Vineyards size: grapes selected from 100 hectares (250 acres) of estate owned vineyards
Vineyard exposure: south, west, east
Soil: limestone and clay, rich in calcium with sandy veins
Vinification: stainless steel tanks, 30 days on the skin at 28°c (80°f). Pumping over 2-3 times a day
Aging: 24 months in large oak casks