Today, the wines are electric, with the firm grip of crisp tannin in the finish; and aromatically dominated by Nebbiolo's classic spiced, floral, and red-fruited character. Over the years they'll slowly mellow, becoming more aromatically complex and texturally softer. As with all youthful Barbarescos, give these a few hours to open up in the decanter; or hold them for another 4 years or more!
This is a pure, vibrant expression of Nebbiolo that has the concentrated core to unfurl detailed aromas over years in the cellar or a few hours in the decanter. The tannins are gently firm and fine-grained making this very approachable early on. It's also one of the good values in Piedmont!
ANTONIO GALLONI, VINOUS 94 POINTS - "The 2020 Barbaresco Montefico Vigna Bric Mentina is a very pretty wine that captures all the magic of this great site, but without all of the explosive tension of the very best years. I doubt that will matter much to most consumers, though. A beguiling mix of macerated cherry, rose petal, dried leaves and spice builds into vibrant, salivating finish..."