Barbaresco Riserva Muncagota, Produttori del Barbaresco 2014
The 2014 Barbaresco Riserva Muncagota is another of the overachievers in this range. White pepper, bright red cherry, floral notes and mint cut through the fruit in this beautifully vivid, crystalline Barbaresco. There is a level of energy, drive and overall nuance in the 2014 I don't recall having seen in the past. The 2014 is a terrific Muncagota.
|Score: 94||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, October 2018|
Vineyard size: 4.5 ha (11 acres). Vineyard exposure: south-east. Soil: limestone. Vinification: fermentation at 30 °C (85 °F), 28 days’ skin contact, malolactic completed. Ageing: 36 months in large oak barrels and 12 months in bottle. Bottling date: April 2018. Total production: 13,333 bottles. This is bottle number 614. Mid ruby and the most youthful looking of all the 2014 Riserva crus. Cool raspberry nose that is slow to open up. Intense yet not sweet raspberry palate that is fresh and concentrated and with a firm structure. Very complete, but needs time. A little vibrant and mouth-watering on the finish. 14% Drink 2020-2030
|Score: 17.5||Walter Speller, JancisRobinson.com, June 2019|
Elegantly structured, this vibrant wine opens with aromas of underbrush, rose petal, red woodland berry and a whiff of new leather. The graceful palate boasts great energy and is delicately delicious, delivering juicy red cherry, pomegranate, star anise and white pepper. Polished tannins show some grip on the lingering finish. Drink 2020–2029.
|Score: 93||Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, June 2019|
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