Italy - 2011 - Giacosa Asili Barbaresco Riserva

  • Region: Italy
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Rating: 95
QtyUnitSizeCase SizePriceReserve
1Case75cl6£1,230

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Tasting Notes

Rating

95

Release Price

NA

Drink Date

2019 - 2040

Reviewed by

Monica Larner

Issue Date

30th Jun 2016

Source

225, The Wine Advocate

The 2011 Barbaresco Riserva Asili (red label) is a full and generous wine that wraps thickly over the senses. The bouquet shows enormous depth and power with a generous presentation of dark fruit, cassis, balsam herb, cola, licorice, tar and lingering smoke. There is an evident sense of fruit ripeness here that helps to build momentum and staying power. Clay soils in the vineyard site have also helped to contribute to the heft and full-bodied nature of this special wine. The finish is characterized by mild acidity and lingering flavors of ripe fruit. The opulent fruit of the wine recalls the 2007 and 2004 vintages.