Oddero Barbaresco Gallina 2015 750ml
Barbaresco, Pietmont, Italy
JR17 JS95 WS94 WE92
Jancis Robinson 17
Just mid ruby. Perfumed, dark earth and dried raspberry with medicinal-minerally hints on the nose. Elegant yet firmly structured, richly tannic and still compact and slow to open up. Very different shape from when I first saw it last June and really displaying Gallina's elegance.
James Suckling 95
Extremely aromatic with dried flowers and ripe strawberries, which follow through to medium body with fine and silky tannins. A long and flavorful finish. Yet, it always remains fresh and refined. Drink or hold.
Wine Spectator 94
There is purity to the black cherry and plum fruit, shaded by tobacco, tar, underbrush and mineral notes. A broad swath of tannins sweeps in on the finish, resulting in an awkward feel. Needs time. Best from 2023 through 2042.
Wine Enthusiast 92
Aromas of exotic spice, menthol, blue flower and a whiff of woodland berry come together on the fragrant, elegantly structured wine. The tight focused palate delivers juicy red cherry, pomegranate, licorice, clove and a hint of espresso alongside firm close-grained tannins. Fresh acidity lends balance. Drink 2023–2033.