Castello di Neive Barbaresco Santo Stefano 2011
|Brand||Castello di Neive|
Wine EnthusiastFrom one of the most celebrated vineyards in Barbaresco, this structured wine offers aromas of mature black fruit accented with whiffs of balsamic herbs and new leather. The palate delivers crushed black cherry and rasberry layered with notes of black pepper, licorice and menthol alongside assertive tannins. It needs time to unfold and develop. Drink 2016-2026.
Wine SpectatorThis red starts out with eucalyptus, menthol, cherry, tobacco and leather aromas and flavors that quickly concede to burly tannins. Finds equilibrium on the finish, with both fruity and savory elements. Just needs time. Best from 2018 through 2028. 1,000 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Barbaresco Santo Stefano is similarly mild-manned (like the 2011 base Barbaresco) with fine aromas of cola, pressed rose, wild berry and forest floor. It sees 18 months of barrel and renders light shadings of tobacco and white pepper. The finish is long and crisp with lively menthol notes on the close. Drink: 2016-2024.