“One of the best wines” from a challenging vintage. Barbi’s 2014 Brunello impresses tasters across the board
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“One of the best wines” from a challenging vintage. Barbi’s 2014 Brunello impresses tasters across the board

We were thrilled to read this tasting note by one of our favorite Italian tasters, Federico Bindi. It was part of his round-up from Benvenuto Brunello (the annual tasting of new releases in Montalcino) on his excellent blog Taccuindivino. [Fattoria dei Barbi] Brunello di Montalcino 2014: A multi-faceted wine, great old school style, substance and … Continue reading

“Excellent balance”: Ian D’Agata (Vinous) awards 91+ points for Barbi Brunello Riserva 2013
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

“Excellent balance”: Ian D’Agata (Vinous) awards 91+ points for Barbi Brunello Riserva 2013

Fattoria dei Barbi 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 91+ points Bright ruby-red. Perfumed violet lift to the aromas of raspberry, leather, wet stones and licorice. Then intensely flavored (dark berries, smoke, minerals and spices) offering excellent balance of sweetness and acidity but finishes with substantial tongue-coating tannins, an austere mouthfeel and noteworthy length. This wine … Continue reading

This wine “translates to grace.” A favorite Canadian writer on Barbi 2014 Brunello
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

This wine “translates to grace.” A favorite Canadian writer on Barbi 2014 Brunello

Here’s what Michael Godel, one of our favorite Canadian wine writers and Italian experts, had to say about the 2014 Brunello di Montalcino (classic, blue label) by Fattoria dei Barbi. The notes come from his tasting at Benvenuto Brunello in Montalcino in February of this year. The difficult vintages separate the adulte from the bambine … Continue reading

Wine Spectator 90 points for Barbi Rosso di Montalcino
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Wine Spectator 90 points for Barbi Rosso di Montalcino

This just in from Wine Spectator (online only): Fattoria dei Barbi 2016 Rosso di Montalcino 90 points This red reveals depth and complexity from the get-go, featuring cherry, strawberry, leather and mineral flavors. Light on its feet and firm, finishing on the austere side. Offers the potential for short-term aging. Bruce Sanderson Wine Spectator Continue reading