2004 Barbaresco

Robert Parker's - The Wine Advocate

Proprietor Renato Vacca has emerged as one of the leading lights of Barbaresco within just the last few years. His 2004 Barbaresco is another super effort. It reveals fresh aromatics with just the lightest touch of oak followed by sweet, perfumed fruit that blossoms on the palate. Made in an accessible, approachable style, it offers notable purity of expression and terrific overall harmony. Vacca will release his single-vineyard 2004 Barbaresco Ovello in 2008, but the normal certainly bodes well for that wine. Readers who are new to Barbaresco and want to experience the essence of what these wines are all about without spending a fortune should start here. Cantina del Pino's 2004 Barbaresco offers phenomenal quality at this level. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2016. Various American importers.