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2008 - Cortese Barbaresco Rabaja

Item No. 64626

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94 Pts Antonio Galloni - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Retail Price $55.00

$39.98 per btl

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From the Critics:

  • "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) - 94 Pts Antonio Galloni - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • "(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) - 91 Pts Stephen Tanzer - International Wine Cellar
  • "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) - 91 Pts Wine Spectator
  • "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) - 91 Pts James Suckling

Product Info

  • Closure Type

    Cork
  • Collectable

    Yes
  • Kosher

    No
  • Sparkling

    No
  • Dessert

    No
  • Taste

    blackberry, cherry, smoke, and earth
  • Nose

    truffle, cherry, plum, leather, and vanilla

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