Tasting Notes

The 2016 Barbaresco Cole shows the muscular, virile personality that is so typical of this tiny site in the village of Barbaresco. Graphite, smoke, leather, licorice and dark spice add to a feeling of gravitas. Readers will have to give the 2016 at least a few years in bottle to soften as the tannins are imposing at this early stage. As always, the Cole is the most muscular and explosive wine in the range. In 2016, everything comes together in a superb Barbaresco that has so much to offer. Antonio Galloni