I buy as often I see them. I bought two bottles of this one for 25 Euro each, talk about value!
1993 Barbaresco Rabajà Riserva, Sergio Barale
The nose is medium deep, mature and somewhat restrained with fine notes of rosehips, dried red berries, mushrooms, raspberry liquorice and forest floor. A little low keyed but it has a mature charm and fine characteristics. Some smoky scents after a while. Very good.
The taste is mature and tight with notes of lingonberries, dried red cherries, rose petals, dry tobacco and mushrooms. Long and dry. Touch of old military chocolate in the finish. Perfectly mature. Worked very well with a mincemeat steak with fried vegetables and a rosé pepper sauce.
88p (tasted 2015/08)