(bottled in August of 2007; aged entirely in barriques, 30% new) Good full red. Very pure aromas of black cherry, licorice and flowers. Juicy and quite dry, with dark cherry and spicy oak flavors initially dominated by ripe acids and firm underlying structure. But this slightly aggressive Barbaresco opened nicely with air to show good ripeness. This fairly tannic and backward wine will need a good four or five years of bottle aging after it's released.