Monday, December 14, 2015

Mauro Molino Vigna Gattere Barbera d'Alba, 1998

I have been buying young Barberas but have never had a well aged bottle to know what to expect. This 1998 was available at a good price from WineBid so I decided to give it a try. Glad I did.

Deep red cherry color with burnished mature tints around the rim. Lovely nose--dried rose petals, anise seed and dark cherry. Gets better as it airs and warms in the glass. Medium bodied, Barbera acidity. The winery uses the terms "intensity" and "persistence" to describe wines from this vineyard, and I agree. Red cherry fruit on very long finish. This is a wine to enjoy over the course of an evening. Wish I had more.

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