Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2017 Barbaresco Reyna is a fresh and balanced expression of Nebbiolo. It opens to a pretty bouquet of blue flowers and lilac backed by wild cherry and cassis. Background aromas include aniseed, tar and licorice root. The wine is tight and structured in terms of mouthfeel with a bit of snap or crunch on the young tannins."
"This opens with aromas of scorched earth, truffle, ripe black-skinned fruit and new leather. The smooth, chewy palate is loaded with personality, doling out fleshy Morello cherry, licorice and a hint of salted game alongside pliant, fine-grained tannins. Drink 2022–2027."
"Lots of dried fruit with intense strawberries, figs and flowers on the nose. Full-bodied with lots of chewy tannins and rich fruit. Big wine. Drink in 2022 and onwards."
Wine & Spirits Magazine
"Fruit from the Barbaresco and Neive communes was harvested two weeks early in the hot, dry 2017 growing season, preserving acidity to balance this wine’s dark-cherry flavors. Notes of menthol brighten its dark fruit tones as the wine finishes warm and spicy."
|Producer||Michele Chiarlo Wine|