Ceretto Barbaresco Bernadot 2016
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco|
The 2016 Barbaresco Bernadot takes the intensity level up a notch when compared to the base Barbaresco that I tasted immediately before this wine. The Bernadot is silky and fine with a pretty embroidery of floral aromas, cola, grilled herb and balsam herb. It will enjoy a long cellar life, at least a decade, but this wine is also perfect for near and medium-term drinking. Some 10,600 bottles were made.
This red shows great purity, with rose, strawberry, cherry and mineral flavors. Elegant, taut and balanced within the profile. The finish conjures up tobacco and orange peel accents. Best from 2022 through 2040. 883 cases made, 25 cases imported.
Wild berry, rose petal, menthol and toasted nut aromas lead the nose. The tight, linear palate offers sour cherry, cracked pepper, orange rind and star anise alongside close-grained tannins and vibrant acidity. It's still austere and primary, with an astringent finish. Best after 2026.