Fontanabianca Barbaresco 2005
Wine AdvocateThe 2005 Barbaresco is a pretty, perfumed wine redolent of dried flowers, spices, menthol, tar and small red fruits. It shows terrific delineation and clarity in a focused yet expansive style. Although the tannins build on the finish, the wine remains poised and polished throughout. The Barbaresco used to be an average wine here, but the 2005 signals what is hopefully a sustainable move upwards in terms of quality. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019.
Wine SpectatorSubtle aromas of blackberry and fresh mushroom. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins. This is subtle and silky. Best after 2011. 350 cases made.