La Carlina Barbera d'Asti Superiore "Bionza" 2017
This North-Italian Barbera comes in a rather dark red color, quite black to the core, a bright yet dark red with purples hues intensifying it to the rim. The nose feels deep and serious, dominated by toasted notes of dark cocoa, coffee, and deep vanilla. Some lively ripe red berries do populate the nose and lift the cheerfulness of the wine too, together with peppery spices. The smell is overall intriguing, and a little on the shy side from what appears to be youth rather than lack of concentration. It smells concentrates and generous, but young, hence not giving away all it's got to say in the aromas yet. As soon as you put it in your mouth, the wine's sensation strikes by its lively acidity that makes the red berry flavors shine brightly and freshly. It also, with the support of velvety tannins and a touch of saltiness, make the wine feel very juicy and salivating. Like when you bite into a blueberry or other crisp fresh berry, it's juicy, fresh and little savory although being feeling fruity as well. But here there is plenty of coffee liqueur, and dark cocoa flavors as well, providing depth. Some gingerbread spices in here too amplifying the generosity.
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