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11 March 2013 News

The Wine Advocate’s Executive Wine Seminars has  hosted numerous Nebbiolo-based tastings over the years, showcasing the top Barolos and Barbarescos. In a turn from previous seminars, this  year’s tasting focused on the finest examples of Barbera and Dolcetto. There were many in the spotlight with great reviews, one being Sandrone’s 2009 Barbera d’Alba with 93 points. See the full tasting note below or click here to read the full list of reviews.


2009 Barbera d’Alba (Luciano Sandrone) – 93 rating

“Impressive deep color.  Gorgeous sweet, smoky, pheromone-like nose offers complexity and wonderful cherry and cassis fruit, with violet, minerals, and white pepper in the background.  There’s a lot of oak in the nose and the overall feeling is that Sandrone took a modern approach with this Barbera.  Equally impressive in the mouth, a huge, dense, concentrated, full-bodied, complex wine.  The fruit is well-extracted and the structure is fortress-like.  Maybe it’s “more Sandrone than Barbera,” but everyone loves this wine.  Great length, too!  A stellar candidate for the cellar and reasonably priced.”