Tenuta Carretta, Barbaresco Riserva (Piedmont, Italy) Cascina Bordino 2012

($60): People who think Barbaresco is a lighter version of Barolo will change their opinion after trying this wine.  A burly and broad-shouldered Barbaresco from the relatively obscure Cascina Bordino vineyard in the southern edge of Treiso, this one combines firm minerality with weight and appropriately prominent tannins.  Though attractive floral elements peek through adding to its appeal now, I’d leave it in the cellar for five to ten years.   
89 Michael ApsteinJan 1, 2019