Traversa Sori Caibot Barbaresco 2007

Traversa Starderi BarbarescoNow Barbaresco is a new thing to me.  But if this is what it is all about it might become a more common thing.  The colour says this is going to be medium weight with its limpid garnet hue.  The nose speaks of lifted, tarry, baked earth, tinged with pink fairy floss.  Palate is most satifying with its yeasty almost malty savoury over roast meats, fried brown spices, blackberry, turkish delight before the nebbiolo tannins begin at the front of the mouth as the back palate recedes, without intruding too far. The acid part of the stucture is a bit of a surprise tool, helpful to the overall design.

So here we have a modern style Barbaresco that goes well with a simple garlic roast beef.  This is drinking nicely now, but shoudl surely go for quite a long while yet in the cellar.

Needs food.  93/100.

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