Pio Cesare Barbaresco 2014
Strains of sweet vanilla shine through the cherry, menthol and iron flavors in this austere, tensile red. Needs time for the fruit to assert itself, yet the aftertaste finds equilibrium. Best from 2022 through 2033. 1,600 cases made.
The 2014 Barbaresco by Pio Cesare shows an immediate sense of sophistication that comes through, thanks to the nuanced and evolved nature of the fruit. Dried cherry and wild rose are characteristic of the Nebbiolo grape, and you get grilled herb and balsam herb at the back. This classic Barbaresco also shows tones of smoke and crushed mineral. This wine offers immediate drinking pleasure. Some 30,000 bottles were produced.