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2008 Produttori Barbaresco Rio Sordo Riserva

Retail: $69.99

$54.97

per bottle

Rating
93 Pts Wine Enthusiast

Color
Red

Size
750 mL

ABV
14.5%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2008

Varietal(s)
Nebbiolo


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

blackberry, cherry, smoke and earth

Nose

truffle, cherry, plum, leather and vanilla

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Wine Enthusiast:

"Made by what is one of Italy’s best co-operative cellars, this riserva from the legendary Rio Sordo vineyard offers intense underbrush aromas of truffle, pine forest, leather and balsamic notes. The palate has a core of juicy black cherries layered with cinnamon-spice and shows plenty of depth. Drink this after 2018 to let it develop more complexity."

Wine Spectator:

"Graphite and mineral aromas and flavors turn into cherry, licorice and sandalwood in this muscular, savory red, which is pungent and dense, with a tight-grained finish. Racy. Best from 2015 through 2027. 302 cases imported."

Antonio Galloni - Vinous:

"A picture perfect example of site, the 2008 Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo is classic Rio Sordo. Medium in body, it possesses a sweet, open bouquet and a relatively medium-bodied personality next to the rest of the wines in this range. A long, pointed finish rounds things out nicely. Overall, the 2008 is a pretty, nuanced wine with lovely detail, precision and class, if not quite the visceral thrill of the very finest wines. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2038."

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