2016 Cantina del Pino Barbaresco (1500ml) Pre-Arrival

2016 Cantina del Pino Barbaresco (1500ml) Pre-Arrival

Regular price $99.95 Sale

"The 2016 Barbaresco is a knock-out. And it is, for lack of a better word, the entry-level wine in this range. Freshly cut flowers, mint, cinnamon, red berry fruit and orange zest are some of the notes that lift from a Barbaresco that is all class. There is plenty of structure, but the purity of the fruit is so striking that the tannins are not especially noticeable. The 2016 is a stunning wine, that’s all there is to it." 95 points
- Antonio Galloni (Vinous, October 2020)

"The Cantina del Pino 2016 Barbaresco offers a classic portrait of the Nebbiolo grape. This winery always releases its Barbaresco wines one year later than its peers (who are now selling 2017). That extra year of aging serves to further polish and sharpen pretty aromas of wild berry, licorice, camphor ash and dried orange peel. Like the other wines from this terrific portfolio, this Barbaresco is defined by its energy and electric personality. You can drink it now, or put this wine in your cellar for longer aging. It performs beautifully either way. Some 12,000 bottles were made." 94 points
- Monica Larner (Wine Advocate, July 2020)

"Iris, menthol, cranberry and exotic spice aromas take center stage. Elegant and focused, the fresh, polished palate doles our pomegranate, red cherry, licorice and baking spice while sleek, fine-grained tannins offer lithe support. Drink through 2031." 94 points - Kerin O’Keefe (Wine Enthusiast, October 2020)