Thursday, 8 February 2018
Four Barbaresco´s From La Ca´Növa
1997 Barbaresco Bric Mentina
The 97 shows a round. mature, low keyed nose with notes of moist forest floor, dried cherries, mushroom soup, dried herbs and some tobacco aromas. Medium deep. Very, very good.
The taste is mature and dry with notes of dry licorice, mushrooms, root vegetables and some balsamic notes. A fine, dry finish. Drinking fine this night but I think it was more vigorous 5 years ago.
89p (tasted 2018/02)
A deep, open, juicy nose with notes of red cherries, Christmas spices, dry tobacco and lots of minerals. Classy. Very, very good.
The taste is tight and slender with notes of dried raspberries, rosehip, violets and gravel. Finely textured tannins. Beginning to open up. 3+ years.
92p (tasted 2017/12)
A crisp, stony nose with notes of lingonberries, dry violets, paint and bakelite. Medium deep. Very good.
The taste is low keyed but finely balanced with light red fruit, gravel, dried mushrooms and cigarette ash. A medium long finish. Very nice.
87p (tasted 2018/01)
2013 Barbaresco Montefico Vigna Bric Mentina
A laid back, finely tuned nose with notes of hard cherry candy, paint, dry tobacco and a hint of fir wood. Handsome. Very fine.
The taste is cool and balanced with notes of lingonberries, dried raspberries, glue, bakelite and gravel. Fine boned. Very, very good. 5+ years.
91p (tasted 2018/02)
Some other wines tasted from La Ca´Növa recently:
1990 Montefico & Bric Mentina, 2011 Montefico Vigna Bric mentina