(2017) The oak influence on this wine is subtle, having spent one year in a combination of smaller and very large barrels. The colour is saturated, deep with a hint of blood red to ruby, and the nose vinous, crammed with cherries and hints of game and truffle, cedar and tobacco. In the mouth the plush sweetness of the fruit is the immediate attraction, but then the savoury, spicy and meaty character comes through too, smoky tobacco notes and typical plum and cherry skin tartness to freshen. A big mouthful of Barbera this, bold, intense and really well done.