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ANTONIO GALLONI

VINOUS MEDIA
93/100 BARBERA D’ASTI DOCG SUPERIORE NIZZA 2012

The 2012 Barbera d’Asti Superiore Nizza has retained remarkable freshness for such a big wine. Exotic and flamboyant to the core, the 2012 races across the palate with notable intensity. Red cherry jam, pomegranate, spice, white pepper and blood orange meld together in an intense, structured Barbera that will deliver considerable pleasure in the coming years.

92/100 BARBERA D’ASTI DOCG SUPERIORE “LE ROCCHETTE” 2013

The 2013 Barbera d’Asti Superiore Le Rocchette is one of the best Barberas readers will find for the money. Dense, juicy and flavorful, the 2013 is flat-out delicious. A host of dark red cherry, raspberry jam, spice and mint notes punctuate the bold, juicy finish. Expressive aromatics add an attractive upper register.

ANTONIO GALLONI

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Barbera d’Asti Superiore “NIZZA” 2011

93

The 2011 Barbera d’Asti Superiore NIZZA is made in a much darker, more intense style than the Rocchette. Dark Cherry, plum, spice, new lether and mocha abound. Rich, powerful and voluptuous to the core, the superiorewill appeal most ot readers who enjoy opulent Barberas. This is another terrific showing from Olim Bauda.

Barbera d’Asti Superiore “Le ROCCHETTE” 2012

93

Olim Baud’s 2012 Barbera d’Asti Superiore Le Rocchette is gorgeous. Beams of underlying acidity and minerality support the expressive fruit and give the wine its sense of drive. The Rocchette will drink nicely for at least another handful of years. this is a joyous, utterly irresistible wine from Olim Bauda.

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by Antonio Galloni

Barbera D’Asti Superiore “NIZZA” 2010

Tasted OCT 2013

Rating: 94

Olim Bauda’s 2010 Barbera d’Asti Superiore Nizza is drop-dead gorgeous.Blackberry jam, graphite, melted road tar and cloves burst from the glass in an energetic, tense wine with energy and vibrancy to burn. A striking, stunningly beautiful wine, the 2010 has enough class to drink well for a number of years. This is a fabulous showing from Olim Bauda. 2014/2025.

Barbera D’Asti Superiore “LE ROCCHETTE” 2011

Tasted OCT 2013

Rating: 92

The 2011 Barbera d’Asti Superiore Le Rocchette is a gorgeous, juicy wine to drink now and over the next few years. The 2001 stands out for its supple, gracious and totally inviting personality. Dark blackberries, flowers, violets and mint wrap around the vibrant, floral finish. The 2011 stands out for its persistence and fabulous sense of harmony. 2013/2019.