Sottimano Barbaresco Pajore 2013
VM95: "A dark, enveloping wine, the 2013 Barbaresco Pajoré is pure seduction. Succulent black cherry, plum, spice and menthol flesh out in the glass. In some ways, the Pajoré is the ripest and most obvious of these wines, which is a bit unusual, as Pajoré is often very tightly wound. Still that power and succulence is accompanied by deep layers of spice and balsamic notes that are so typical of Pajoré, one of the greatest sites in all of Piedmont. Naturally, the tannins need time to soften, but this is nevertheless a super-impressive, young Barbaresco from Sottimano that promises to drink well for many, many years."
WS93: "Rich and densely structured, with cherry and plum flavors and accents of tar, tobacco and tea. The tannins are gruff in this muscular style, yet also bright and fresh, revealing an earthy, tobacco-tinged finish. Best from 2018 through 2032. 400 cases made."
Sottimano is a family-owned estate with five vineyards in Trieso and Neive. Andrea Sottimano and his father Rino produce this 2013 Barbaresco Pajoré at one of the greatest sites in all of Piedmont. This dark, powerful Barbaresco has velvety, elegant tannins and a spicy aroma. Succulent black cherry, plum, and menthol. 100% Nebbiolo. Promises to drink well for many years. Organic.