Olim Bauda, Nizza, Barbera d’Asti Superiore, 2012, Piedmont , Italy

Full bodied and well integrated, a stylish addition to the Gold List. ‘Ripe, desnse fruit that stays pure, with big tannins that are well integrated and a long finish,’ said an approving Andrés Ituarte of Avenue Restaurant. ‘Earthy aromas with floral notes and dark red fruits, juicier red and purple fruits on the palate, a touch of meaty extraction and chalky, drying tannins,’ added Portland’s James Fryer.