Carlo Giacosa Barbaresco Ovello 2018
|Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco
A mellow style, this red features macerated cherry and strawberry flavors, along with accents of licorice, soy and tar. This is dense, yet fits everything into a slim profile. Firm, tannic finish. Best from 2024 through 2038.
Lean in texture with medium intensity, this release of 4,400 bottles shows wild cherry and dried flowers, with limestone earth and tarry smoke. The Carlo Giacosa 2018 Barbaresco Ovello is open and accessible, and you don't need to wait too long to open it. It is informal and somewhat one-dimensional as far as Barbaresco goes.