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Luciano Sandrone Barbera d'Alba 2016
Appearance: It has an intense purple color with ruby highlights.
Aroma: Full and forward; first there are scents of ripe red fruits of excellent maturity, with notes of cherries preserved in alcohol, prune plums and jam. These are followed by soft aromas of cacao and spices such as black pepper, which in turn open to reveal ethereal notes of perfectly toasted oak.
Flavor: The palate is dry, warm and full, and the continuing aromatics recall the initial fragrant notes of red berry jam. The bright acidity both frames and focuses the excellent drinkability.
Pairings: This wine will pair well with savory, complex dishes, particularly braised red meats.
Wine SpectatorA polished, plush, ripe style of Barbera, with spicy overtones to the core of plum and blackberry fruit. Firm and balanced, though this could use a few months to integrate more fully. Fine length. Drink now through 2023. 400 cases imported.