2017 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pora

Nebbiolo - 750ML
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WA 94 VN 93 WS 93 WE 92
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2022

The 2017 Barbaresco Riserva Pora (with 13,333 bottles released) is usually the first wine I taste each year when I review this set of Riservas from Produttori del Barbaresco. That's because it usually appears as the most...
VN 93

Vinous, February 2022

The 2017 Barbaresco Riserva Pora is rich, creamy and layered, with a bit more generosity than is typically the case. Sweet red cherry, red plum, spice and rose petal are amplified in a radiant, open-knit Barbaresco that...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, April 2023

A rich, fruity version, this Barbaresco exudes ripe cherry fruit augmented by accents of tar, mint, earth and spice. Firms up nicely on the finish, yet stays fresh and energetic. Best from 2024 through 2040. - BS
WE 92

Wine Enthusiast,

Balsamic aromas of camphor mingle with cedar, underbrush and dark spice. The austere palate shows dried cherry, prune soaked in spirits, licorice and clove alongside taut, close-grained tannins that leave a somewhat...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-region Barbaresco
Appellation Barbaresco
Sub-appellation Pora
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2017 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pora, a captivating red wine that hails from the prestigious region of Barbaresco in Piedmont, Italy. Crafted from the noble Nebbiolo grape, this vintage showcases the exceptional quality and artistry of the renowned producer, Produttori del Barbaresco.

In the glass, this wine exudes a deep, garnet-red hue, offering a visual invitation to indulge in its sensory delights. Uncorking the bottle reveals a symphony of aromas that dance elegantly from the glass. Notes of sweet red cherry and red plum intertwine with delicate hints of spice and rose petal, creating a seductive bouquet that is both alluring and enchanting.

On the palate, the 2017 Barbaresco Riserva Pora is a revelation of richness and complexity. Its velvety texture coats the mouth, delivering a multilayered experience that unfolds with each sip. The generous fruit flavors of red cherry and plum take center stage, accompanied by subtle nuances of blackberry and a touch of mint. The wine's impeccable balance allows these flavors to shine harmoniously, while firm yet refined tannins provide structure and depth.

This vintage showcases the unique characteristics of the Pora sub-appellation within Barbaresco. Despite the challenging conditions of the hot and dry 2017 vintage, the Pora vineyard managed to produce fruit that is remarkably succulent and expressive. The result is a wine that stands out for its intensity and finesse, a true testament to the skill and dedication of the winemakers.

Renowned critics have praised the 2017 Barbaresco Riserva Pora for its exceptional qualities. Antonio Galloni of Vinous awarded it an impressive score of 93, describing it as rich, creamy, and layered. Monica Larner of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it a score of 94, noting its red and purple fruit aromas and elaborate tannic structure. Wine Spectator also acclaimed this wine, awarding it a score of 93 and highlighting its ripe cherry fruit, tar, and spice accents.

With its captivating allure and superb craftsmanship, the 2017 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pora is a wine that demands attention. This exceptional vintage is sure to captivate the senses and provide a memorable drinking experience. Enjoy it now for its youthful exuberance or cellar it for a few years to witness its full potential.