Critical Acclaim: 95 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate; 95 pts Wine Enthusiast; 95 pts Wine and Spirits; 94 pts Vinous; 93 pts Jeb Dunnuck.
Tasting Notes: "The Sottimano 2018 Barbaresco Basarin shows tart cherry fruit and plum backed by lovely layers of crushed mineral, iron ore, spice and crushed flowers. The wine reveals an inner brightness or tartness that tastes terrific next the more nuanced character of the Nebbiolo grape. Basarin shows power and elegance in equal measure, and that is never an easy feat for any winemaker to accomplish."- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
"Located in the southeast of Neive, the 2018 Barbaresco Basarin has spiced aromatics of tobacco, confected cherry, and anise. The palate is lifted with tangy cranberry, dried violets, and clove spice, and fine tannins emerge on the finish."- Jeb Dunnuck.