Moccagatta Barbaresco Cole 2014
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco|
A distinctive nose of vanilla and sweet spices leads off, followed by a core of ripe cherry, plum, licorice and tar flavors. The texture is smooth and plush despite the youth. Shows a fine confluence of complex fruit, spice and savory notes on the vibrant, taut finish. Best from 2022 through 2040. 150 cases made.
The 2014 Barbaresco Cole is a nicely balanced and intense red wine. The fruit shows a ripe and slightly soft quality that is not uncommon in this vintage of Barbaresco (despite how counterintuitive that may seem for what is generally accepted as a cool vintage). This wine tastes like it came from a hot vintage instead. The finish is rich and almost chewy. Only 2,700 bottles were made.