2015 Roagna Barbaresco Paje Vecchie Viti (750ml)15 0 0 0
"I can't recommend these wines highly enough." - AG
"Luca Roagna continues to ratchet up the quality of his wines in a meaningful way. Probably the biggest change here in recent years has been the shortening of time in barrel for most of the wines from about five years in cask to around three and half. Upon release, the wines have more freshness, energy and nuance than they once had. Unfortunately, the market has also noticed and prices are now quite a bit higher than they were when I first started visiting many years ago...Readers who can find these wines should not hesitate, as they are positively stellar." - Antonio Galloni (Vinous)
The Vecchie Viti wines come from the oldest vines in the cru, 50 year old vines and above.
"A creamy texture sets the stage for spiced plum and cherry flavors, while the vibrant acidity and dense matrix of tannins lend support. There is a lot to like overall, even if this red is a bit compact, brooding and less expressive today. The fine length reveals its potential. Best from 2023 through 2045. 202 cases made." 97 points — BS (Wine Spectator, Dec. 2020)
"The 2015 Barbaresco Pajè Vecchie Viti is beautifully perfumed and lifted from the very first taste. There is an element of translucence to the 2015 that is utterly beguiling. Rose petal, mint, sweet red cherry, spice and new leather all grace this understated, alluring Barbaresco. All the elements fall into place effortlessly." 95 points -- Antonio Galloni (Vinous, Oct. 2020)