Plums, cloves, menthol and a host of dark, balsamic-infused aromas and flavors wrap around the palate as the 2010 Barbaresco Rombone opens up in the glass. With a little time, the wine blossoms beautifully, showing remarkable depth and richness. Here the tannins are barely noticeable, as the fruit virtually buries the wine's structural components. The Rombone spent one year in French oak barrels (33% new) followed by a second year in cask.

Antonio Galloni - Vinous Media (95)