Toasty oak wraps around the plum and cherry fruit in this lush red. Accents of menthol, tar and tobacco chime in as this builds to a long finish. Balanced and fresh, but needs time to integrate the oak. Best from 2023 through 2042. 400 cases made, 150 cases imported.
95 points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Feb 2020)
Dark cherry, lavender, menthol, raspberry jam, pomegranate, wild flowers and spice all race through the 2016 Barbaresco Basarin. As is often the case, the Basarin has a slightly exotic quality that is quite appealing. Time in the glass brings out a more red-toned, floral array of aromas and flavors. Despite its considerable showiness, the 2016 is best cellared for at least a few years.
93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Oct 2018)