2008 Produttori di Barbaresco Barb. Riserva Rabaja

- 750 ml
96+
AG
Availability: Out of Stock
$57.99
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Product ID
58201-750-AS

Wine Critic Reviews:

The 2008 Barbaresco Riserva Rabaja is utterly magnificent in this vintage. Usually a powerhouse, the 2008 is incredibly refined to the point it seems to literally hover on the palate. It is a wine of exquisite grace and beauty. All the elements are in place. I could describe the aromas and flavors, but that would be doing this majestic Barbaresco a huge disservice. Ultimately, the 2008 Rabaja, is all about textural finesse and pure elegance. This is another breathtaking wine from the Produttori. A king among kings... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2008
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country Italy: What are the first things that come to mind when thinking about Italy and Italian culture? There's one thing that nearly everyone tends to mention, it's the food - and where there's fine food, there is almost always fine wine. Italy is the most prolific wine region in the world, outclassing even France in terms of production quantity. Even if you're a complete wine novice, you have almost certainly heard of names such as Barolo and Barbaresco, Italy's most famous wine styles. When it comes to soil composition and other geographical characteristics, Italy offers a lot of diversity, and this never fails to show in the wines themselves.
Producer Produttori: Since around 1960, the popularity of Produttori del Barbaresco has grown astronomically, and connoisseurs around the world spoke one word in unison - "Finally." Wine lovers around the world will enjoy the distinct level of terroir expression found in these masterfully crafted wines, while casual drinkers will appreciate the up-front, powerful flavors. The richness of the fruit is simply magnificent, feeling like a tidal wave of juicy flavor overrunning your tastebuds. The tannins are plentiful yet reserved, never overstaying their welcome as they stimulate your senses. The acidity cuts through just enough to create a balanced, refined experience. It's hard to resist follow-up glasses after the first, and you may find Produttori del Barbaresco becoming a pronounced habit if you're a fan of classic Barbaresco in general.
Rating 96+ AG
Region Piedmont: Italian culture values the unbreakable bond we share with family and very few things showcase that connection quite like a shared meal. Therefore, it's only natural that wine would also take its place as an important cultural aspect. Fine Italian produce always goes well with a variety of dishes, and that makes these wines an incredibly popular choice among wine enthusiasts who appreciate a good get-together. The foothills of the Alps help define this region's significantly colder, continental winter climate, but during the summer, the conditions are similar to the region of Burgundy. Flavor-wise, this region has a mind-boggling variety to offer. Not only is there a healthy selection of approved grapes to work with, but the soil often varies from estate to estate, letting every wine stand out. Expect to encounter powerful notes of rose petal flavor, spices, cherries, dried herbs, anise, and many more. Every bottle has a story to tell. Those of you with a tendency to hoard and collect fine wines will be especially intrigued, as Piedmont wines tend to mature extremely well, developing nuance and becoming more and more delicious as time goes on.
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