2000 Roberto Voerzio Barbera Ris Pozzo dell'Annunciata

  • Barbera
  • 1.5L
  • WA 94
  • WS 92
  • IWC 91

Reviews for 2000 Roberto Voerzio Barbera Ris Pozzo dell'Annunciata

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2003
The Barbera of the house has become a legend in its short lifetime (the first vintage was 1996), and the 2000 Barbera d’Alba Riserva Vigneto Pozzo lives up to its fame. The customary inky ruby/purple, its stupefying rich... The Barbera of the house has become a legend in its short lifetime (the first vintage was 1996), and the 2000 Barbera d’Alba Riserva Vigneto Pozzo lives up to its fame. The customary inky ruby/purple, its stupefying rich nose of plum and blackberry jam, mocha, caramel, vanilla, and cardamom, warm, caressing, and penetrating, is followed by the usual massive, unctuously textured palate, almost more than a liquid in its density, yet of superlative smoothness, silky, enveloping, and exceptionally long. The sheer weight of the wine suggests that it may keep, but I prefer Barbera, even at this level, reasonably young, and would choose to drink it between 2004 and 2010. - Daniel Thomases
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2003
Big and rich, with black licorice, plum and toasty oak character. Full-bodied and almost jammy, with layers of fruit, velvety tannins and a long finish. I love this. Voerzio is a genius with his tiny-production old-vine... Big and rich, with black licorice, plum and toasty oak character. Full-bodied and almost jammy, with layers of fruit, velvety tannins and a long finish. I love this. Voerzio is a genius with his tiny-production old-vine Barbera. Drink now through 2007. – JS
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2003
Full, glass-staining ruby-violet color. Pungent aromas of blackberry, cassis, violet, mint and charred oak, with suggestions of liqueur-like exotic fruits; reminded me a bit of California cabernet. Then incredibly rich... Full, glass-staining ruby-violet color. Pungent aromas of blackberry, cassis, violet, mint and charred oak, with suggestions of liqueur-like exotic fruits; reminded me a bit of California cabernet. Then incredibly rich and sappy, with almost painful intensity of black fruit, espresso and bitter chocolate flavor. Still youthfully raw but has superb fruit. Initially showed very good though not outstanding length, but grew longer and brighter with aeration. Ultimately quite strong on the back. This is 14.95% alcohol, says Voerzio, adding that the '98 Pozzo was 15.2%. 91+