Prunotto Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2012

Ratings on Delectable

Ellen Clifford Delectable Pro

Gosh dang. Wish I had gotten another bottle. I saved this from last October at The Wine House's Antinori fest...another coming up so maybe I should go. Anyway I adore a good Barbaresco. More quickly sip-able than Barolo. This is all the fresh roses and dried orange peel you can imagine. The tannins are a smidgen rough still. I opened this early I now know, hence my desire for another bottle to age. But there are those backnotes of violet, frankincense (or myrrh? They run together in my memory), angry earth (not yet tar and yet!) and blueberry that are hiding there in the very back. This is a tasty wine that could use another year or so to knit together. The acid is decent but the tannins need to get their act together. I say this even after "decanting" into my Zalto Burgundy glass for a lil' while...but maybe I still need a real decanter, and maybe more than an hour of wine relaxation . And patience.

Gosh dang. Wish I had gotten another bottle. I saved this from last October at The Wine House's Antinori fest...another coming up so maybe I should go. Anyway I adore a good Barbaresco. More quickly sip-able than Barolo. This is all the fresh roses and dried orange peel you can imagine. The tannins are a smidgen rough still. I opened this early I now know, hence my desire for another bottle to age. But there are those backnotes of violet, frankincense (or myrrh? They run together in my memory), angry earth (not yet tar and yet!) and blueberry that are hiding there in the very back. This is a tasty wine that could use another year or so to knit together. The acid is decent but the tannins need to get their act together. I say this even after "decanting" into my Zalto Burgundy glass for a lil' while...but maybe I still need a real decanter, and maybe more than an hour of wine relaxation . And patience.

9.2

Scott Taddeo Delectable Pro

Red Jols, candied orange, blackcurrant soother and spice. Charming little number

Red Jols, candied orange, blackcurrant soother and spice. Charming little number

9.0

Darren Dittrich Delectable Pro

Lighter and softer than my recent 2012 Barolos... ready to drink now. Tea leaves, rose petals, almondine, allspice, orange zest. Luxurious but less food-worthy.

Lighter and softer than my recent 2012 Barolos... ready to drink now. Tea leaves, rose petals, almondine, allspice, orange zest. Luxurious but less food-worthy.

8.9

Samantha (Jacob) Berman

Well this was a pleasant surprise. Wedding red option worthy...

Well this was a pleasant surprise. Wedding red option worthy...

10

Julia Yu

Very good, both by itself and with steak and cheese. Great aroma and complex but not heavy at all

Very good, both by itself and with steak and cheese. Great aroma and complex but not heavy at all

9.2

William Bonard

Very enjoyable Barbaresco indeed. Everyone at the table was impressed by my choice!

Very enjoyable Barbaresco indeed. Everyone at the table was impressed by my choice!

9.5

Mariana Fishburn

Light. Tangy, still.

Light. Tangy, still.

8.0

Tomas M

Lite som en fransk pinot. Härlig! Lätt bärig. Kanske tyvärr lite tunn.

Lite som en fransk pinot. Härlig! Lätt bärig. Kanske tyvärr lite tunn.

8.6

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