A complex, ethereal bouquet with hints of dog-rose, violet and liquorice. With its caressing, dry taste, in the mouth this wine highlights the excellence in the range of Barbarescos. Though it is capable of exciting the taste-buds after just a year in the bottle, the sensations are sure to increase on ageing: we recommend 3 to 15 years.
"When nebbiolo captures the earthiness of Piedmont's soil, it delivers the scent of this classic Barbaresco, something close to porcini and cherry bark. There's also something floral in this wine, hinting at rose and jasmine. The tannic structure is fine, firm enough to keep the generous fruit in check. The structure is already integrated and the flavors are long thought relatively closed, needing bottle age to become more expressive. For the cellar."
Wine & Spirits
"The 2006 Barbaresco Bricco Asili opens with a gorgeous bouquet of sweet roses, raspberries and spices that meld seamlessly into a core of super-ripe fruit. Soft and generous on the palate, the Bricco Asili reveals lovely length and a generous, enveloping finish. The tannins are quite soft in the 2006, which leads me to believe the wine will drink nicely with a minimum of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2021.
The Wine Advocate