2018 Sottimano Barbaresco Pajore

Nebbiolo - 750ML
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VN 95 JD 94 WA 94 WE 94 WS 92
VN 95

Vinous, February 2022

The 2018 Barbaresco Pajore is quite closed. It shows all the translucent elegance of all the wines in the range. Spice, mineral, melted road tar, rose petal, leather and lavender bring out the darker, more balsamic...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, May 2021

Of the 2018s, the 2018 Barbaresco Pajore has the darkest profile, with dried cherry, tobacco, mint, and cedar. Savory with blood orange, red plum skin, and turned earth, more firm tannins build, with more modest acidity...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2021

With fruit from Treiso, the 2018 Barbaresco Pajoré shows a lot of shape and depth, all supported by generous but carefully balanced fruit. The bouquet is layered with summer cherry and dried cassis, with earthy tones...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, April 2022

This full-bodied red offers aromas of blue flower, ripe dark-skinned fruit and a potpourri of spice. Youthfully austere, the full-bodied palate features ripe Marasca cherry, licorice and hints of espresso framed in...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, November 2021

Wild rosemary and sage notes mingle with plum and cherry fruit in this enticing red, which is harmonious and feels rich midpalate, ending with floral, berry and herb accents, along with moderate tannins. Best from 2024...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-region Barbaresco
Appellation Treiso
Sub-appellation Pajore
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2018 Sottimano Barbaresco Pajore, a true gem from the Piedmont region of Italy. Crafted from the esteemed Nebbiolo varietal, this red wine boasts an elegant and complex character that is sure to captivate even the most discerning palates.

In the glass, the wine reveals a captivating deep red hue that is both alluring and enticing. Its intense color hints at the depth and richness that awaits within. Uncorking the bottle releases a symphony of aromas, beginning with the delicate fragrance of blue flowers that dance alongside ripe dark-skinned fruits. A potpourri of spice weaves its way through the bouquet, adding an alluring complexity.

On the palate, the 2018 Sottimano Barbaresco Pajore showcases its full-bodied nature and youthful austerity. Ripe Marasca cherry takes center stage, accompanied by notes of licorice and hints of espresso. These flavors are beautifully framed by tightly wound, close-grained tannins, which lend structure and depth to the wine. This is a wine that demands patience, as the tannins slowly unravel and soften over time.

Renowned wine critic Kerin O'Keefe awarded this wine an impressive score of 94, praising its full-bodied profile and tightly wound tannins. The esteemed publication Wine Enthusiast describes this wine as one to be enjoyed between 2026 and 2031, allowing it to fully develop and reveal its true potential.

Other critics have also showered the 2018 Sottimano Barbaresco Pajore with accolades. Jeb Dunnuck highlights its savory qualities, with notes of dried cherry, tobacco, mint, and cedar. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate praises the wine's shape and depth, along with its generous yet balanced fruit. Vinous, meanwhile, notes its translucent elegance and potent, structured nature.

This wine is truly a masterpiece, with only 6,000 bottles produced. Its exceptional quality and limited availability make it a must-have for any serious wine connoisseur. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, the 2018 Sottimano Barbaresco Pajore promises to deliver an unforgettable drinking experience.