A big, thick, juicy, dense purple-colored effort, it reveals lots of blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with hints of camphor, licorice and spicy oak. This medium to full-bodied, luscious, fruity, crowd-pleaser should keep for 3-4 years.
"The 2011 Barrica is the richest and densest. It offers up camphor, pepper, bouquet garni, roasted meat, black currant and earthy blue fruit. Full-bodied, chewy and mouth-filling, this is a big, well-balanced wine that represents a super value. Drink it over the next 2-4 years. "
The Wine Advocate
"Bright ruby. Lively red fruits and fresh flowers on the nose, with sexy Asian spices and a mineral element adding nuance. Deep and sweet but energetic, showing very good precision to its raspberry and bitter cherry flavors. Silky tannins build on the long, pliant finish, which features a touch of bitter chocolate. "
International Wine Cellar
Big & Bold
I love this wine because you can open it on Monday, drink a glass a day, and it will still taste good by the time you take that last glass on Thursday. A great choice if you can't drink an entire bottle at one time. That being said, it's intense; full of cherries and red berries, with some notes of fennel running all the way through the palate. Syrah rounds out the edges perfectly!