The Cantina del Pino Albesani Barbaresco is rich, round and enveloping. The warm southern exposure and a higher percentage of clay in the soil gives this wine structure, rich color and ripeness.
There is a wonderful dark red fruit complimented by spices, dried flowers and roses which add complexity on the palate.
The intensity of the fruit covers the tannins nicely, and with time the wine's power becomes more evident.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 94+
"Cantina del Pinos 2008 Barbaresco Albesani shows the heights of pure elegance Nebbiolo is capable of. An exotic array of plums, black cherries, menthol and violets come to life as the Albesani shows off its pedigree. Silky, refined and polished, the Albesani is simply magnificent from the very first taste. The deep, resonant finish stayed with me for hours."