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2008 cortese barbaresco rabaja

Retail: $55.00

$39.98

per bottle

Rating
N/A

Color
Red

Size
750 mL

ABV
14.0%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2008

Varietal(s)
Nebbiolo


Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

blackberry, cherry, smoke and earth

Nose

truffle, cherry, plum, leather and vanilla

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Antonio Galloni - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"The 2008 Barbaresco Rabaja is without question one of the wines of the vintage in this irregular year. It flows with deep layers of menthol, licorice and spices, showing tons of power. This is a dazzling wine endowed with marvelous inner perfume, great richness and huge staying power on the palate. Today it is still quite primary and in need of at least several years of cellaring. Tobacco, licorice and menthol wrap around the palate on the intense finish. The 2008 is a stunning Rabaja from Cortese. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024." (10/11)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media:

"(aged for 22 months in big barrels, none new): Good full medium red. The nose offers a tight core of sour cherry, redcurrant, mint, menthol and flowers. Taut rather than fleshy, with penetrating acidity contributing to an impression of energy. The firm tannic spine of this perfumed midweight calls for at least five years of patience." (11/11)

Wine Spectator:

"A pretty red, this evokes flowers, strawberry and raspberry, with an underlying mineral current. Firmly structured, with precision and a long aftertaste of fruit and mineral. Best from 2014 through 2027. 1,000 cases made. -BS" (12/11)

James Suckling:

"Subtle aromas of sliced strawberries and flowers with hints of citrus. Full body, with bright acidity and a clean finish. So delicious now but better in 2013." (09/11)

Product Description:

"Barbaresco. Palish ruby with watery rim. Sweet, and hinting at fruit, but more savoury at the moment. Quite classic palate, nothing overworked or overdone. Very well balanced as well as elegant. Drink 2013 to 2020. (WS)" 17+ out of 20 points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages

Wine:
"Barbaresco Rabaja is our most important wine and has an intense and ethereal perfume with fresh notes of violets and red fruit that evolve into scents of spices, cocoa, tobacco, and dry fruit as it ages. A full, dry, and robust flavor, with a rich and harmonious structure; garnet red color." -Winery

Winery:
"The Cortese family produces and vinifies with passion for 3 generations, using grapes from its 8 hectares of vineyards situated in the heart of Rabaja, historical and renown 'Sori' in the territory of Barbaresco. The cru of Rabaja has a favorable exposition to the south/southwest and it expresses in terms of microclimate, soil, and ripening, offering a product that combines all of the characteristics of a great wine." -Winery

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