Wednesday, May 2, 2012

From my Cellar - 2005 Cossetti Barbera d'Asti La Vigna Vecchia

2005 Cossetti Barbera d'Asti La Vigna Vecchia (Italy, Piedmont, Asti, Barbera d'Ast)

90 Points (out of 100)

What an amazing surprise.  This bottle of Northern Italian wine has evolved beautifully.  It is now perfectly balanced with just the right amount aftertaste.  After 3 years in my cellar and 7 years of age in the bottle, I was a little sceptical since it was reported to be a medium bodied wine.  Upon popping the cork and taking my first breath in through my nose, I knew I had a winner.  The smell was wonderful.  The flavours were subdued with a hint of mocha and cherry.  I wish I had more of this elegant wine.  I will be looking for more from this producer.

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