750 mL Bottle
"The 2007 Barbaresco Riserva Montefico is all about energy and sheer power. The Montefico is quite virile, even in this vintage, with a certain austerity in the tannin that will require time in bottle to soften. Dark red fruit, leather, anise and spices are some of the notes that wrap around the insistent, pointed finish. There is plenty of nuance here, but not the early appeal of the year. This is a great showing, but readers will need to be patient." Anticipated maturity: 2017- 2029.
"The 2007 Riservas saw a lengthy period of four or more weeks on the skins. The wines spent a total of three years in oak, the first year in 25-35 HL casks, an additional 12-18 months in larger 50-75 HL casks, and a final 6-12 months back in the smaller casks. When the 2007 Riservas were younger, the personality of the vintage was quite apparent, but as the wines have aged the site specificity of these great vineyards has begun to emerge. The 2007 Riservas are big wines that should drink well upon release, but they also appear to have enough structure to develop beautifully in the cellar."
93 points Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate #197 Oct 2011
"Cherry and strawberry flavors are augmented by mineral and tobacco notes in this intense, harmonious red, which is almost chewy in texture and leaves a mouthcoating essence of sweet fruit on the finish. Combines finesse and power. Best from 2014 through 2026. 1,083 cases made."
93 Points Wine Spectator Apr 30, 2012
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