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Barbera d'Alba Superiore Scassa 2016

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2019
Punteggio

90

Note

Lots of peppermint and dried brambleberries, as well as lemons and oranges. Medium to full body, round and juicy tannins, but a bright finish. Touch of menthol. Drink now.

Barolo Badarina 2015

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2019
Punteggio

92

Note

Dried-strawberry and cherry aromas with hints of lavender and rose petals. Full body, very tight and polished tannins and a bright and linear finish with energy and focus. Try in 2022.

Barolo Badarina Riserva 2013

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2019
Punteggio

90

Note

Aromas of cherries and violets follow through to a medium body, firm and silky tannins and a clean, fresh finish. Drink now.

Barolo Bricco Ambrogio 2015

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2019
Punteggio

92

Note

Lots of dried-berry, spice and orange-peel aromas follow through to a full body with round and beautiful tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Succulent and juicy. Drinkable now, but will improve with age.

Barolo Camilla 2015

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2019
Punteggio

93

Note

Lovely, sweet aromas of flowers and ripe fruit follow through to a full body. Yet, it’s so focused and refined with polish and panache that makes it so alluring now. Better in 2021.

Langhe Arneis 2018

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2019
Punteggio

91

Note

Beautiful freshness and composure to this arneis, which makes an entrance with bright nectarines, crushed chalk and lemon zest. Medium-bodied and tightly strung with a flinty and precise texture and feel. Drink now.

Nebbiolo d'Alba Bonurei 2017

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2019
Punteggio

91

Note

Candied orange peel, raspberry fool, rhubarb and hibiscus. Medium body, medium-firm tannins and plenty of vibrant cherries. Mineral and savory on the finish. Tightly wound. Drink now.

Barbera d'Alba Superiore Scassa 2015

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2018
Punteggio

92

Note

Attractive density and focus with dark berries and hints of chocolate and hazelnuts. Medium body and a succulent finish. The sort of barbera we like. Drink now.

Barolo Badarina 2014

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2018
Punteggio

89

Note

A serious intense and tannic wine for a 2014 Barolo, but as with so many of these wines it’s not as expressive or harmonious as those of better vintages. Maybe better in 2019 and 2020.

Barolo Badarina Riserva 2012

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2018
Punteggio

94

Note

Wow. The rose-petal aromas are amazing. Has pretty ripe strawberries now. Full-bodied, layered and powerful.Tannins are velvety and structured in this 2012. Needs two or three years to soften. Better in 2020.

Barolo Bricco Ambrogio 2014

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2018
Punteggio

89

Note

Not much of that typical and attractive Barolo aromas on the nose, but there is quite a generous tannin structure. The tannins are well-integrated with the rich black fruits. Good length. Drink or hold.

Barolo Camilla 2014

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2018
Punteggio

94

Note

Some crushed red roses and lighter red-fruit aromas in an attractive, fragrant style. The palate has neat and succulent energy, good depth and nice, fine tannins, which bring in really impressive depth of berries and cherries. Drink or hold.

Nebbiolo d'Alba 2016

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2018
Punteggio

90

Note

This is quite unusual, opening with spearmint, cloves, strawberry candy and dried fruit. Medium to full body, ripe and round tannins and a chewy finish. Drink in 2020.

Barolo Badarina 2013

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2017
Punteggio

92

Note

A firm and silky red with dried berries, walnuts and hints of cedar. Medium to full body, a solid core of tannins and a fresh finish. A little tight now but already beautiful.

Barolo Badarina Riserva 2011

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2017
Punteggio

92

Note

Really complex now with mushroom and strawberry character. Full body, round and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. A little old school with all the new wood, but I still like it. Drink now or hold.

Barolo Bricco Ambrogio 2013

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2017
Punteggio

91

Note

Aromas of cherries and raspberries with hints of cedar and smoke follow through to a medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Drink in 2020.

Barolo Camilla 2013

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2017
Punteggio

95

Note

Very perfumed with floral and honey character highlighting the ripe fruit. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Linear and very finely textured. Excellent. Begin drinking in 2021.

Barolo Badarina 2012

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2016
Punteggio

89

Note

This is tannic and firm with bright and fresh fruit showing dried berry and lemon undertones. Full and flavorful. Drink now.

Barolo Bricco Ambrogio 2012

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2016
Punteggio

89

Note

A red with dried fruit and walnut aromas and flavors. Full to medium body, chewy tannins and a medium finish. A little hard. Drink in 2019.

Barolo Camilla 2012

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2016
Punteggio

91

Note

Subtle and refined with plum, light chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors. Full body, fine tannins and a clean, fresh finish. Better in 2018.

Barolo Badarina 2011

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2015
Punteggio

89

Note

Aromas and flowers with hints of stones and berries. Medium body, chewy tannins and a medium finish. Finishes a little short. Drink or hold.

Barolo Badarina Riserva 2009

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2015
Punteggio

92

Note

There’s a floral and bright aroma to this Barolo. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a lemony, almond, fresh leather and fruit aftertaste. Drink now

Barolo Bricco Ambrogio 2011

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2015
Punteggio

89

Note

A little lean with berry and chocolate character. Medium body, fresh finish. Drink or hold.

Barolo Camilla 2011

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2015
Punteggio

92

Note

Aromas of minerals, walnut shells and dark fruits follow through to a full body. Fine tannins and a succulent finish. Drink or hold. Much better than 2010.

Barolo Badarina 2010

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2014
Punteggio

92

Note

Ruby, stony freshness with fresh red fruits, Minerality on the nose. Perfume, elegant structure and gentle tannins. Good finesse. Juicy. Drink now, but better in 2015.

Barolo Bricco Ambrogio 2010

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2014
Punteggio

90

Note

Delicate aromas of peach and apricots with fresh spices on the nose follow through to a medium body and firm tannins. A drinkable Barolo now but better in 2016.

Barolo Camilla 2010

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2014
Punteggio

88

Note

Very light color. Fresh fruits, minerality and softness with a layer of silkiness. Drink now, but better in 2016.

Barolo Badarina 2008

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2013
Punteggio

92

Note

This is very balanced with a balsamic, dried berry and dried mushroom character. Full and integrated with chewy tannins that turn savory and delicious. Drink now or hold.

Barolo Bricco Ambrogio 2008

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2013
Punteggio

92

Note

Dried fruit with flowers on the nose. Full body, with a solid core of ripe fruits, spices and nutmeg. Caressing mouthfeel. Excellent potential here. Drink in 2015.

Barolo Camilla 2008

Rivista James Suckling
Anno di pubblicazione 2013
Punteggio

89

Note

Balanced and pretty with tea, berry and spice character. Medium body, with fine tannins and a fresh, savory finish. Drink now.