Ceretto Bricco Asili Barbaresco 2014 (OWC 6)
Price: $980 / bottle
By Jancis Robinson in 2017 (JR 17.5/20)
Bright pale crimson. Heady and transparent somehow; most appealing. Very charming and well balanced. Fruit trumps tannins. Dry finish. Really appetising. Neat. Jancis Robinson
By Vinous in 2017 (AG94)
Luminous bright red. Perfumed aromas of red cherry, red rose, violet and minerals are complicated by delicate hints of cinnamon and quinine. Dense, juicy and bright in the mouth, with powerful, penetrating red cherry and raspberry flavors boasting a strong mineral underpinning. The finish is silky and long, not to mention strongly perfumed by a very pure repeating note of violet. A knockout Asili of uncommon power. Readers who have had the foresight to stock up are in for a treat. In 2014, Barbaresco had 300 millimeters less rain than Barolo, and that difference really shows in Barbaresco’s surprisingly successful wines.
By Wine Spectator (WS93)
A fresh, streamlined version, exhibiting floral, cherry, tar, wild herb and tobacco flavors. Iron and sanguine notes chime in on the dusty finish. This is holding back today, yet there is plenty in reserve. Very elegant. Best from 2021 through 2033. 250 cases made.