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Prunotto Barbaresco 2005

Prunotto Barbaresco 2005

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

Price: $55.99
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The 2009 vintage is available for: $45.99
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Item No. 104358
  • WS91
  • WE90
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
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Winemaker's Notes

Garnet color with good intensity. On the nose, deep and complex with hints of liquorice. On the palate, full and velvety with a long finish. Due to its structure and characteristics, it is a perfect match for meat dishes and cheeses. Ideal serving temperature 17°C.

Critical Acclaim

"There's very pure fruit on the nose, with blackberry, blueberry and fresh flowers. Full-bodied, with firm yet silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Best after 2011. 3,750 cases made. "
91 Points

"Prunotto's 2005 Barbaresco is simply beautiful and quite classic. Menthol, pine, spices, toasted oak and dark fruit are just some of the nuances in this graceful wine. Soft- textured and generous on the palate, this Barbaresco possesses outstanding balance and class to spare. The estate's Barbaresco is aged in cask. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020. "
90 Points

"This vintage of Prunotto's bold Barbaresco delivers warm notes of mature blackberry, milk chocolate, luscious raspberry and cinnamon spice. There are also delicate background shadings of pipe tobacco, ash and natural rubber and the wine closes with a voluptuous, velvety feel and chewy finish."
90 Points

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Rating:
(8/13/2012)
Style: Big & Bold
This is a favorite. Placed all 6 in the cellar; want to let it age some. This is a bold yet light wine. Decanter prior to drinking; the wine will open up and be very smooth.
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Rating:
(5/20/2011)
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Learn About Prunotto Map ItMap It

Following World War II, Alfredo Prunotto and his wife took over and restored an old cooperative winery called Vini delle Langhe, establishing a new era under the Prunotto name. Prunotto imposed new standards on production, elevating the level of quality and succeeding in exporting his wines to several countries. Prunotto was the first winery to individually select grapes from the...

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Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo(neh-bee-OH-low) The King of Piedmont Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to Piedmont, Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...

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