88 | Bava – Stradivario 2009
Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOC

AL – Quite intense, dark ruby/purple colour. Dark cherry, cassis and leather on the nose. Medium weight on the palate, dark fruit, high acidity and a firm backbone, quite long finish. Still a youthful example, should soften from further ageing. 87

MDM – Dark garnet red with almost black center. Opulent nose with aromas reminiscent of hare and leather, opulent fruit in the background, plums and blackberries. On the palate well structured with flavor of blackcurrants and dark berries, mild spices, firm tannins and lively acidity, good length. 89