Good deep red. Pretty, floral aromas of berries, rose petal and tar. Suave, sweet and clean, with juicy acidity contributing to the wine's sappy character. Very tasty.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: November/December 2007
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94
The 2004 Barbaresco Riserva Asili conveys an impression of sheer luxuriousness as it coats the palate with waves of ripe fruit that nearly manage to cover the wine's tannins. Generous and expansive on the palate, the wine reveals tons of depth and richness, with a long, satisfying finish. This remains a vibrant, pure Barbaresco in need of cellaring, yet readers who want to take this bottling out for a test drive won't be disappointed, but beware, the wine shut down quickly in the glass. Simply put, this is sublime stuff.