#44 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011
Garnet red in color. The nose is fine, complex and fruity with sweet spices and vanilla. The flavor is dry, full-bodied, rich, warm, harmonic, and quite tannic with good persistence.
"Superfresh and focused, delivering pure flavors of blackberry, black currant, violet and mineral, with a hint of tar. It's all backed by refined tannins and bright acidity, providing structure that should allow this to develop over the next 20 years. Best from 2014 through 2030. 1,916 cases made. "
"The 2007 Barbaresco Bric Balin is simply gorgeous. This is a decidedly fat, generous Bric Balin endowed with layers of red fruit, cinnamon, cloves and crushed flowers. The oak is very nicely balanced. In 2007 the Bric Balin possesses an unusual amount of depth and textural richness. The tannins are also a bit backward, suggesting the wine needs another 2-3 years to fully open up. This is an impressive effort from Moccagatta. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027."
The Wine Advocate
"Good full red. Aromas of strawberry, mocha, caramel and smoky oak. Dense, ripe and sweet, with the lush texture to buffer its firm acid spine. Plenty of texture and sweetness here. I find these tannins to be plusher and riper than those of the 2006."
International Wine Cellar