Michele Chiarlo Barbaresco Reyna 2012
Wine EnthusiastA lovely medley of iris, violet, mature berry and cake spice aromas emerge on this polished, structured wine. The elegant palate doles out juicy Morello cherry, black raspberry, white pepper, chopped herb and a licorice note while firm, fine-grained tannins provide the framework. It's still tightly wound and needs time to fully develop. Drink 2018-2027.
Wine SpectatorA sinewy version, with a dense structure supporting cherry, tobacco and underbrush flavors, this is tight and chalky, with gum-coating tannins. Best from 2017 through 2023. 1,000 cases made.