Colourintense and brilliant garnet with light orange reflections
Nose complex, intense and quite pronounced; ripe berries aromas tend to fade into a bouquet of tobacco, withered flowers, spices and cocoa, with a balsamic mentolate notes typical of the Santo Stefano vineyard.
Taste Round, sweet tannins, with the right acidity to improve and maintain balance for a long time
Wine Advocate 92 points - The 2006 Barbaresco Riserva Santo Stefano comes across as quite rich and powerful. It is a beautifully balanced wine endowed with considerable finesse and depth. Sweet red cherries, flowers, herbs and mint are just some of the aromas and flavors that take shape in the glass as the Riserva shows off its pedigree. The long, structured finish suggests a bright future. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026. ” (Oct 2011)