Franco Serra is my favorite low-priced ($10 to $12 at D&W in Kalamazoo) Barbera d'Alba. And this wine, at a few dollars more, is already my favorite low-priced Langhe Nebbiolo.
Medium light but youthful color for Nebbiolo. The aroma is classic Nebbiolo: flowers, spices, dark licorice. Very fragrant and gets even better when decanted. Firm and youthful. More like Barolo than Barbaresco. Tannins seem to get more pronounced as the meal progresses. Barolo-like dryness on mid palate. There is good acidity to balance, though, and the finish delivers some nice red berry fruit. Good now but should go at least another five years. A baby Barolo at a bargain price.