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WTN: Just like that river twisting through a dusty land

by David M. Bueker » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:07 am

2007 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco
Followed over the course of 2 nights, the 2007 Rio Sordo is typical of the vintage for the Produttori, as it is substantially more open and lush than most versions I have tasted. Dark red fruit, flowers, a bit of meat and fairly ripe tannins in this one. It's not as large scaled as the '07 Rabaja or Montestefano that I have had in recent months, but it has more than enough stuffing for the medium term cellaring that it will need to soften just a little bit. I've said this before, but it's good to have a vintage of these Riservas that can be drunk in the next 5-10 years (and even now with some pleasure) rather than the long wait for the more classic, structured vintages. Excellent wine with some upside over the next decade.
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