Ceretto Barbaresco Bricco Asili 2008 750ml
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Ceretto Barbaresco Bricco Asili 2008

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Our Asili expresses itself in a unique manner, but does not disrupt expectations or erase landmarks. It does not violate the canons of the appellation, it interprets them. The wine is a distillation of aromatic lightness and sobriety. The nose is piquant, deep, and tapering: it is an ode to blood orange, to dog rose, to the small, crisp fruits. It is monumental in the mouth, instilled with prodigious tannins and significant acidity: elements that are at the base of its proverbial capacity for ageing.
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Vivid red. Aromas of red cherry, licorice, red currant and camphor show strong spice and eucalyptus qualities. Multilayered and almost shockingly showy today, with rich cardamom and cinnamon notes complementing the ripe, bright red cherry and plum flavors. Tactile and broad on the long, spicy finish, this is not the most powerful Asili wine ever made by Ceretto but it shows lovely balance. Although the 2008 vintage was better for Barolo than Barbaresco, it remains one of the most underrated years of the last two decades for both denominations. This wine is drinking beautifully.

December 2018
Wine Advocate
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The estate's 2008 Barbaresco Bricco Asili is a pretty, understated wine laced with sweet berries, crushed rose petals and spices. Sweet silky tannins frame the expressive red fruit through to the detailed finish. The 2008 is a relatively small-scaled Bricco Asili, yet the wine shows lovely balance and classiness. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2026.

October 30, 2011

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