The Paitin 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Sorì Paitin Vecchie Vigne is the outlier in this group of new releases. The warm vintage has produced soft and more concentrated fruit with greater textural weight on the finish. That vintage difference, and perhaps the advanced age of the vines, makes for a bigger and broader approach, and some of those vivid high notes that we saw in the 2016 vintage are replaced here by ripe fruit, plum and iron ore. The wine is all-encompassing and soft, wrapping over the palate with smooth and lasting beauty. Production is 3,500 bottles.

Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (95)