2016 ceretto, barbaresco, bernadot
Why We're Buying
Year after year, Ceretto Barbaresco Bernardot becomes more expressive and enticing. It's a testament to the winemaking tradition of the Ceretto family, which founded Ceretto Casa Vinicola in the 1930s.
Extremely perfumed and attractive with blueberry and cherry aromas and hints of flowers, following through to a full body with firm and silky tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Give it another two or three years to come together.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Barbaresco Bernadot takes the intensity level up a notch when compared to the base Barbaresco that I tasted immediately before this wine. The Bernadot is silky and fine with a pretty embroidery of floral aromas, cola, grilled herb and balsam herb. It will enjoy a long cellar life, at least a decade, but this wine is also perfect for near and medium-term drinking.
This red shows great purity, with rose, strawberry, cherry and mineral flavors. Elegant, taut and balanced within the profile. The finish conjures up tobacco and orange peel accents. Best from 2022 through 2040.
Wild berry, rose petal, menthol and toasted nut aromas lead the nose. The tight, linear palate offers sour cherry, cracked pepper, orange rind and star anise alongside close-grained tannins and vibrant acidity. It's still austere and primary, with an astringent finish.