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)