Wine Advocate #197
92 Olim Bauda Barbera d’Asti Superiore NIZZA 2008
The 2008 Barbera d’Asti Superiore Nizza is a huge, exciting wine loaded with smoke, tar, licorice, crushed rocks and dark fruit. This is an intense, brooding style but all of the elements come together beautifully in the glass. Clean, saline notes frame the gorgeous finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.
90 Olim Bauda Barbera d’Asti Superiore Le Rocchette 2009
The 2009 Barbera d’Asti Superiore Le Rocchette shows terrific energy and focus in floral and mineral-infused red fruit. This delicious Barbera should offer fine drinking for the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017.