Piedmont has been on quite a roll recently, and this late-release '97 is yet another Barolo for trophy hunters to track down. Loads of tobacco, earth and prune character that turns to flowers and freshly sliced fruit. Full-bodied, with silky tannins that —James Suckling
This powerful red frames ripe blackberry and boysenberry flavors in lavish toasty oak, accented with notes of licorice, tobacco and nutmeg. Muscular but still graceful, with a burst of fruit emerging on the finish. Best from 2005 through 2015. 125 cases i —Thomas Matthews
Suave, sophisticated, rich and concentrated, but remains balanced and polished, with bright blueberry and blackberry flavors supported by toasty, vanilla-scented oak. A modern wine with great structure and harmony. Best after 2005. 1,800 cases made. High —Thomas Matthews
Incredibly rich, with masses of ripe fruit on the nose, from plum to blackberry, showing smoky oak undertones. Full-bodied, with layers of silky, ripe tannins and a long, fruity, almost jammy finish. A real triumph. Moccagatta is a leader in Barbaresco ri —James Suckling
Piedmont's 2000 vintage is excellent, as this Barbaresco attests. Fabulous aromas of rich, ripe plum with mineral, tobacco and cedar undertones. Full-bodied, with lovely ripe tannins and a unctuous combination of ripe fruit and light toasty oak. Goes on a —James Suckling
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