Pio Cesare Barbaresco 2011
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Wine EnthusiastUnderbrush, tilled soil, violet, pressed rose petal and ripe berry aromas emerge on this polished, full-bodied red. The palate shows nice tension, offering juicy wild cherry, raspberry, ground clove, cinnamon and chopped herb framed by fine-grained tannins. A licorice note closes the firm finish.
Wine SpectatorCherry, licorice, menthol and tar aromas and flavors mark this a pure, racy red. Tight and reticent now, with intensity and length for the medium term. Best from 2017 through 2026. 0705 cases imported.
Wine AdvocatePio Cesare's 2011 Barbaresco is a tight and compact Nebbiolo that reveals an attractive level of aromatic intensity and energy. This is a well-composed wine that delivers wild berry, toasted almond and black licorice aromas. Softer fruit flavors appear on the finish. The wine is almost ready to drink now and in the medium-term.