Roagna Barbaresco Gallina 2016
VM94: The 2016 Barbaresco Gallina is a gorgeous wine full of the classic, youthful austerity that is such a signature of the house style. Deceptive in its light to medium-bodied feel, the Gallina offers up striking Nebbiolo aromatics redolent of crushed red berry fruit, spice, mint and rose petal. Nervy tannins lend energy and drive. The translucent beauty of Nebbiolo is so alluring. What a great start to this tasting.
WS93: The flavors of macerated cherry and currant have mellowed in this red, meshing with eucalyptus, iron and tobacco notes. This is dense and leaves a chalky sensation on the long aftertaste. A bit closed today and racy in its profile, yet shows excellent potential.