Monday, August 26, 2013

Costa di Bussia Barbera d'Alba, 2010

I usually think of Barbera as a Pinot Noir type wine--more finesse than power. This Costa di Bussia Barbera d'Alba has both, although I think it's a few years away from showing its best.

Very deep ruby. Even the aromas seem velvety--dark cherries and dark spices. Also some flowers. Very rich and smooth on the palate. Very cherry, deep and intriguing, but flavors not well defined at this point. Tannins are ripe and soft but very apparent. I can sense a lot of flavors just waiting to be uncovered. 

This is a wine that I'd like to follow over the next several years.

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