Pio Cesare Barbaresco Il Bricco 2017 Bottle size: 750ml

Italy, Piedmont
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'Dried strawberries, ash, tar and dried flowers, such as roses, on the nose. Full-bodied and very tannic with powerful tannins and a savory finish. It’s spicy and intense at the end. A very structured red. Imposing tannins. Drink in 2024.' – James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, 97/100

'The 2017 Barbaresco Il Bricco captures all of the natural intensity of this Treiso site, but in a less forced style than in the recent past, which is a very positive development for this historic house. Readers will find a potent yet well balanced Treiso Barbaresco that hits all the right notes. Macerated cherry, spice, leather, tobacco and menthol build into the potent finish. The 2017 is just gorgeous. Drink 2024-2037.' – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 95/100

'With fruit from the village of Treiso, the Pio Cesare 2017 Barbaresco Il Bricco shows a delicate and fine embroidery of small berry fruit, wild blueberry, blue flower, smoky ash and licorice. There is a tarry note in this vintage that is spurred on, I am sure, by the heat and drought of the summer season. Despite that extreme weather, the wine is gracefully contained and never too ripe or heavy. Drink 2023-2038.' – Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, 93/100

'Solidly built and expressive, featuring plum, eucalyptus, tar and iron flavors. Firms up on the finish, remaining fresh and well defined, with accents of wild herbs. Best from 2024 through 2038.' – Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, 92/100

'From two plots from the Il Bricco estate, producing around 5,000 bottles per year. It's windy at this high elevation, with big diurnal and nocturnal temperature differences. Earthy, with pure red and black berry aromas, it features lovely sweet, ripe flavours accompanied by excellent freshness. It displays a better tannic structure and higher acidity than the entry-level Barbaresco, with excellent balance and freshness. Drinking Window 2021 - 2036.' – James Button, Decanter, 92/100

'Mid ruby. Neat, well-composed nose. Real cut to this wine, plus a scent of dried leaves on the palate. Lots of energy.' – Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com, 17/20
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Condition New
Alcohol 14.5%
Blend information 100% Nebbiolo
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Nebbiolo
Rating JS 97
Producer information The historic family-owned Pio Cesare estate has been producing wine for 135 years, through 5 generations, in their ancient cellars in Alba. The cellars are built on the city’s 2,000-year-old ancient Roman walls. The family owns 70 hectares of vineyards, featuring high-quality hillside exposures, with parcels dotted around multiple communes of Barolo and Barbaresco. A visionary for quality, the late Pio Boffa transformed the company during his four decades as the head of the family business. Known to travel 200 days of the year, Pio was a global standard-bearer for Piedmont's wines. ‘I will carry on his legacy now with even more strength and energy and commitment,’ his daughter Federica Boffa promises.
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