Beaut barbera

Barale Fratelli Castlè Barbera d’Alba Superiore 2016, Piedmont, AUD $45

The colour is deep, bright red/purple and the aromas are lively and fresh, summoning intense raspberry and blueberry fruits with an overlay of almond. It’s medium to full-bodied and the tannins are soft and easy, the acidity bright but not high, affording freshness. An appetising red wine. (Diam cork)

Score: 92 ★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: drink now to at least 10 years

Food: drink with mature Asiago or Pecorino cheese

Stockists: Five Way Cellars, Paddington – NSW; Blackhearts & Sparrows – Vic (AU only)

 

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