Sottimano Barbaresco Cottà 2018 750ml
SKU: 28256

Sottimano Barbaresco Cottà 2018

  • we95
  • jd94
  • ws93
  • v93

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Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco
Brand Sottimano
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
From a selection of 50-70 year old vines, this Barbaresco begins with density and impact. On the nose, the bouquet is filled with deep cherried notes, dried savory herbs, and pummeled rocks. On the palate you'll find that the tannins that form the spine of the wine are fine-grained and the acidity offers an unexpected and refreshing lift. A long and lingering finish bursting with fruit and savory notes brings this wine full circle.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we95

Menthol, cedar and dark spice aromas fill the glass along with whiffs of forest floor. Showing youthful tension and energy, the savory, tightly wound palate delivers spiced cranberry, blood orange, star anise and earthy notes recalling truffle and black olive. Firm, close-grained tannins and bright acidity keep it well-balanced but give this time to fully develop. Drink 2026-2038.

December 31, 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd94

The most linear of the lineup, the 2018 Barbaresco Cotta is forward, with chalky earth, medicinal herbs, and sour cherry. There is a persistent lifted drive on the palate, with cranberry, orange peel, and dried leaves. Great for those who prefer a more acid and mineral driven style., drink 2024-2036.

May 27, 2021
Wine Spectator
  • ws93

A mix of ripe plum, black cherry, soy, eucalyptus and iron flavors plumb the depths of this dense red, which is vibrant and balanced, with ironclad tannins exerting influence on the finish. Needs time. Best from 2025 through 2045.

November 30, 2021
  • v93

the 2018 Barbaresco Cotta is one of the showier wines in the range, as it often is. It has that extra bit of mid-palate richness that is missing in some of the wines in this vintage. The fruit profiles leans toward the exotic end of the spectrum. Sweet red cherry, red plum, blood orange, mint, spicecake, kirsch and rose petal fill out the layers, lending a racy flair that is hugely appealing.

September 2021

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