Wild aromas of dried meat and ripe berries with plum and smoke undertones. It’s full-bodied with ripe, chewy tannins and a long, very intense finish. Needs three or four years to soften, but impressive. Better after 2023.
94 points, James Suckling (Aug 2020)
The Fontanabianca 2017 Barbaresco delivers terrific results at an approachable price. This production of 25,000 bottles offers a full bouquet of Nebbiolo typicity with the extra heft and exuberance of this warm vintage. The bouquet delivers all the headline aromas you might expect, with wild cherry, dried blueberry, spice, licorice and candied orange peel. You get silky but lasting tannins with polished fruit on the close. This wine gets better with each vintage I taste.
93+ points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Jul 2020)