Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Rabajà Riserva 2015
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco|
|Brand||Produttori del Barbaresco|
# 24 - TOP 100 WINE SPECTATOR 2020
Ruby red color. The bouquet shows red fruit notes. On the palate, it is elegant and complex with silky tannins and dark fruit on the finish. Pairs well with fresh egg pastas, risottos, white meats, red meats, venison, and cheeses.
Though rich, this red offers bright acidity and dense tannins that lend a sense of tightness, with pure cherry, strawberry, and floral flavors that are persistent from start to lingering finish, where distinct spice and mineral elements play out. Best from 2023 through 2045. 1,342 cases made, 275 cases imported.
Wild berry, violet, face powder and eucalyptus aromas lift out of the glass. On the youthfully austere, structured palate, tightly knit but noble tannins wrap around black cherry, raspberry, licorice and crushed mint. Give this a few more years to fully develop. Drink 2025-2035.
The 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà hits the palate with a blast of dark cherry, plum, chocolate, new leather, licorice, smoke and spice. Somber and imposing, the Rabajà shows plenty of its typical breadth and body, but, not surprisingly, it is also closed and in need of time. There is good energy here, if not quite the visceral thrill of the very best years.