2008 Cortese, Giuseppe Barbaresco Rabaja

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  • Nebbiolo
  • 750ML
  • WA 94
  • JS 91
  • WS 91
  • IWC 91
  • WE 90

Reviews for 2008 Cortese, Giuseppe Barbaresco Rabaja

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011
The 2008 Barbaresco Rabaja is without question one of the wines of the vintage in this irregular year. It flows with deep layers of menthol licorice and spices showing tons of power. This is a dazzling wine endowed with... The 2008 Barbaresco Rabaja is without question one of the wines of the vintage in this irregular year. It flows with deep layers of menthol licorice and spices showing tons of power. This is a dazzling wine endowed with marvelous inner perfume great richness and huge staying power on the palate. Today it is still quite primary and in need of at least several years of cellaring. Tobacco licorice and menthol wrap around the palate on the intense finish. The 2008 is a stunning Rabaja from Cortese. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. -Antonio Galloni
JS 91
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, September 2011
Subtle aromas of sliced strawberries and flowers with hints of citrus. Full body with bright acidity and a clean finish. So delicious now but better in 2013.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2011
A pretty red this evokes flowers strawberry and raspberry with an underlying mineral current. Firmly structured with precision and a long aftertaste of fruit and mineral. Best from 2014 through 2027. -BS
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2011
Good full medium red. The nose offers a tight core of sour cherry redcurrant mint menthol and flowers. Taut rather than fleshy with penetrating acidity contributing to an impression of energy. The firm tannic spine of... Good full medium red. The nose offers a tight core of sour cherry redcurrant mint menthol and flowers. Taut rather than fleshy with penetrating acidity contributing to an impression of energy. The firm tannic spine of this perfumed midweight calls for at least five years of patience.
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, September 2011
Of particular interest is the fullness and generosity of this lovely Barbaresco cru expression. Ripe red fruit and plum notes are backed by black olive licorice powder and a tightly astringent finish. Age this wine 5-10... Of particular interest is the fullness and generosity of this lovely Barbaresco cru expression. Ripe red fruit and plum notes are backed by black olive licorice powder and a tightly astringent finish. Age this wine 5-10 more years and pair it with game hen and black truffles.