Intense ruby color, with fruity notes of raspberry and cherry
matched and well harmonized with persuasive woody notes of vanilla. Also, typical notes of rose completes with notes of sage, mint, thyme, camomile remain constant over the years: a real trademark for this soil. In the mouth it is velvety, ample and
fills up with sweet and lasting tannins. The great polyphenolic structure of Nebbiolo and the right acid/tannin balance of this wine are typical of long lasting wine.
"Good bright, deep red. Pungent calcaire-driven aromas of currant, sage, camomile, bitter chocolate, licorice, rosemary and pure rose. Dense and sweet but not at all heavy, showing lovely lift and grip to the suave flavors of currant, spices and graphite minerality. This mounts slowly and builds on the sweetly tannic finish, leaving the mouth perfumed. Done entirely in new barriques but I never would have guessed it. A beauty."
International Wine Cellar
"The 2008 Barbaresco Vanotu is a rich seamless wine layered with dark fruit, mocha, espresso, spices and French oak. Sweet balsamic notes develop in the glass, adding further nuance and dimension on the powerful, resonant finish. This is a beautifully opulent yet mid-weight Barbaresco from Giorgio Pelissero."
The Wine Advocate
"Deeply colored and polished, this is a fruity style revolving around a core of black cherry, with subtle spice and savory accents. The fine tannins are well-coated, and the finish is long."