Giacosa Fratelli Barbaresco Basarin 2019


Serious Barbaresco here. The house likes the elegance offered by 2018 and 2020, with 2016 the favourite (it is everyone’s favourite), however this is a fine example of the style with some heft. Drink those other vintages while this emerges from its cocoon. And for the future, keep an eye on 2021. The wine saw time in barriques and displays notes of strawberries, hints of florals and bay leaves, with some truffle and darker berry as well. Good persistence, fine balance, and soft, lengthy tannins. A decade at least ahead of it, this is delicious drinking.