roagna, barbaresco, albesani 2016
VINOUS
94

2016 roagna, barbaresco, albesani

Why We're Buying

Roagna Barbaresco Albesani captures all the things people know and love about Barbaresco. The nebbiolo is aromatic, pure, and precise, with an energy that's hard to find in other wines. In 2020, wine critic Ian McFadden ranked the 2014 Roagna Barbaresco Albesani as his wine of the year, saying “no one is making Barbaresco at the same level.”

Critics Scores

VINOUS
94

Vinous

The 2016 Barbaresco Albesani is holding back so much right now. With a few hours of air the Albesani starts to reveal the inner sweetness and perfume that are so typical of wines from this Neive vineyard. Sweet dried cherry rose petal kirsch cinnamon orange peel and sweet tobacco open with a bit of coaxing. Like all the 2016s the Albesani is painfully tannic at this stage. It clearly has a lot to offer for those who can wait for the searing tannins to soften even if just a bit.