Ceretto ‘Bricco Asili’ Barbaresco 2008
14.5%, Cork, $195
Tasting young Barberesco can be a challenging exercise at times, much like top Cabernet really, with the wines temperament anything but settled. This single vineyard Barbaresco, from a plot planted in 1974, was looking particularly attacking in this instance, all bustle and little finesse. No doubt it’s going to improve but something of a challenging drink now. Nebbiolo you bitch.
Riper this year. Carries the turkish delight lift if cached in more slightly stewed fruit and prominent chocolate oak. A
little volatile and roasted almost as if this is from Barolo not Barberesco. The palate is bolder than previous years too with a certain juiciness without quite the line of previous vintages. Desperately searching for a sense of compusure. finishing with very dry and slightly desiccated tannins. Hardish beast really. 16.8/89+