I met up with a few friends in the wine trade last night to watch the England-Uruguay match and to drink a few good bottles of wine. As we all know, the match didn't go in our favour but fortunately, we had some delicious wines to console us. Of the wines we had, I would like to highlight one which really impressed me, the 2008 Barbaresco from Produttori del Barbaresco.
This was my offering to the evening as we have some in stock and I have never had a chance to try it. On first smell, pure aromas of red fruits and fresh herbs eminated from the glass. The palate had a firm structure but the amount of fruit hid the tannins well and the finish was both elegant and silky. I came back to it a little later and a decadent note of bitter/dark chocolate appeared which made the wine even more enticing. Needless to say, it went down very well with the group, all of us commenting on what great value it is at £19.50 on the table.
It was an evening of ups (the wines) and downs (the match) but an enjoyable one nonetheless.
If you would like to order this wine, please find below a special offer:
2008 Barbaresco, Produttori del Barbaresco – £170 In Bond per case (£160 for 3+ cases)
£19.46 per bottle inc. duty & VAT
'The Produttori's 2008 Barbaresco is simply fabulous. A sweet bouquet melds into expressive fruit in a Barbaresco that is exceptionally polished and refined. The 2008 boasts striking sweetness and inner perfume to match its understated, elegant personality. Quite frankly, the 2008 is very hard to resist today, as the tannins are quite polished. Unusually sweet, silky and refined, the 2008 will take the better part of a decade to show the full breadth of its pedigree. At $37, it is one of the very finest values in ageworthy wine from anywhere in the world. This is a magnificent showing from the Produttori and a great introduction to the 2008 harvest at this historic house. 91+ points.' Antonio Galloni, Vinous