Vinous – 2013 Barbaresco – 92/100

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«Socré’s 2013 Barbaresco is a terrific example of the vintage at its best. The aromatics alone are enticing. Sweet dark cherry, plum, sage, lavender, rose petal mint and licorice give the 2013 a dark, mysterious quality that is hard to fully describe. Deep and yet also weightless as only Nebbiolo can be, the 2013 hits all right notes. This is a vivid and impeccable Barbaresco from Socré.» 

2013 Barbaresco. Score: 92/100.

– A. Galloni – Vinous


Other wines reviewed:

  • 2012 Barbaresco Roncaglie Riserva. Score: 91/100

 

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Vinous – 2012 Barbaresco – 92/100

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«The 2012 Barbaresco is dark, plummy and absolutely delicious, with plenty of up-front fruit and pure appeal. Sweet tobacco, rose petal, mint, cherries and licorice open up in the glass. The tannins retain a touch of firmness, but otherwise, this is a hugely appealing Barbaresco, especially considering it is the estate’s entry-level wine.» Barbaresco Roncaglie 2012. Score: 92/100.

– A. Galloni – Vinous


Other reviewed wines:

  • 2010 Barbaresco Roncaglie Riserva. Score: 90/100

 

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Vinous – 2011 Barbaresco – Score 92

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A. Galloni
«Sweet raspberries, red currants, flowers, mint, spices and blood orange all meld together in Socré’s 2011 Barbaresco. This fleshy, supple Barbaresco is absolutely gorgeous today. The 2011 stands out for its brightness and exceptional purity..» Score: 92
A. Galloni Vinous

«The Piacentino family continues their rise into the upper echelon of producers in Barbaresco with these two very pretty 2011s.This year I have a slight preference for the straight Barbaresco, as the Roncaglie is a bit marked by oak. This site on the southern side of town seems to be intrinsically better suited to a more finessed style of Barbaresco..»

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Vinous – 2010 Barbaresco

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A. Galloni
«The 2010 Barbaresco is a beautiful wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. Nothing in particular stands out, rather it is the wine’s balance that impresses most of all. Fine, silky tannins lend support to dark red berries, sweet spices, licorice and mint in this supple, juicy Barbaresco. Already quite open and accessible, the 2010 can be enjoyed today, with some air, and over the better part of the decade.» Voto: 91
A. Galloni Vinous

«I was deeply impressed with the two Barbarescos I tasted from Socré this year. The vintage was not easy here, but Socré nevertheless made two wines loaded with distinction. Most importantly, this small estate continues its ascent, and that is always great to see.»

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