Giovanni Sordo Barbaresco 2017
The Sordo 2017 Barbaresco is blended across Treiso, Barbaresco and Nieve subregions. It is nuanced and delicate, showing a pale garnet colour with a silver hue in the glass. The gradually unfolding aromatic complexity releases crushed red cherries, dried strawberries, toasted aniseed, lavender and hints of orange peel. Compared to 2015 and 2016, this is on the lighter side of Barbaresco. Although the firm tannins reflect the hot vintage, the linear, almost steely acid line carries the subtle flavours with length and persistency. A fine, harmonious Barbaresco with the trademark Sordo elegance.