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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Deep and lively ruby red color with just a touch of garnet at the rim. The Reserve '04 has a broad suite of fragrances ranging from well crystal clear hints of ripe red fruits, especially bitter cherry, to leather, rhubarb, dry hay and liquorice. On the palate this wine is warm, ample, elegant and savory; showing a well integrated balance of alcohol and acidity and a juicy, powerful finish which seems endless.
"The estate’s 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva emerges from the glass with a dark, brooding expression of scorched earth, licorice, tar, smoke and plums. This is a decidedly virile Brunello from Barbi, yet the wine’s balance is impeccable. The richness of the fruit carries through to the powerful, imposing finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024."
The Wine Advocate
"Pretty notes of Italian espresso, chocolate and spice revolve around a core of solid black fruit. This is an elegant and refined wine that boats a traditional style that is never overdone or too powerful. In fact, it showcases its delicate berry nuances very nicely in the mouth. Drink after 2014."
"Dark red. Blackcurrant, raspberry, tobacco and woodsmoke on the nose. Enters broad and impressively deep, with red cherry and dark berry preserve flavors energized by juicy acidity. The finish features building, youthfully chewy tannins that will need plenty of time. This and the other Brunellos tasted here this year seem to be some of the best wines made by Barbi in some time.91(+?) Points"
International Wine Cellar
"Here's a brunello with some energy behind it. The flavors open up and fly, as if you'd taken a handful of dirt and thrown it at the sun. It tastes of cherry liqueur and raspberry layer cake, but it isn't sweet. Instead it's spicy with savory tobacco and game scents. Juicy and mouthwatering, it's a red to decant for roast squab."
Wine & Spirits
Takes its name from the free-spirited gentleman named Bruscone who lived in the woods of the Barbi Estate. Patented system of vinification,
based on the Tuscan tradition of May Wines. A wine which was born from the extensive soaking of skinned Sangiovese grapes
that rest for 3 months with their pomace. One of the first Super-Tuscan"s. Fattoria dei Barbi is The reference for...Read More About Fattoria dei Barbi
One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...Read More About Tuscany
Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...Read More About Sangiovese
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