2008 Giacomo Conterno Barbera d'Alba Cascina Francia

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  • Barbera
  • 750ML
  • WA 92
  • WS 92
  • JS 91

Reviews for 2008 Giacomo Conterno Barbera d'Alba Cascina Francia

WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2010
The 2008 Barbera d'Alba Cascina Francia is a classic Conterno Barbera. Layers of dark brooding fruit come forth gradually along with exotic scents of new leather licorice tar and soy that add complexity. This is a... The 2008 Barbera d'Alba Cascina Francia is a classic Conterno Barbera. Layers of dark brooding fruit come forth gradually along with exotic scents of new leather licorice tar and soy that add complexity. This is a decidedly reserved mineral-driven Barbera that will appeal most to readers who appreciate the focused side of Barbera as opposed to more opulent vintages such as 2007 where the fruit is decidedly forward. The Cascina Francia shows greater richness and density than the Ceretta suggesting the direction that wine is likely to take in coming years. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2023. -AG
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
A floral-scented elegant style delivering detailed raspberry black currant and graphite notes. Vibrant acidity carries this red to its lingering conclusion keeping it focused. Drink now through 2014. 1665 cases made. -BS
JS 91
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, March 2011
The nose is floral with a mushroom and ripe berry character. Clean fruit and a delicate herbal finish round out this pretty wine. The subtlety leads you on and an incredible mineral finish sneaks up on you on the finish.