Braida Bricco dell’uccellone 2013

James Suckling: 91pts

I like the mineral, dark berry and lime aromas and flavors here. Real Barbera. Medium body, fresh acidity and a clean finish. Drink now. Nov 2015

Wine Spectator: 91pts

Sweet blackberry and plum fruit gets a lift from vanilla and other spices in this polished red. Fresh and long, echoing the fruit and spice elements on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 5,000 cases made.–BS

Wine Advocate: 94pts

This is a heroic edition of one of Italy's most celebrated wines. The 2013 Barbera d'Asti Bricco dell'Uccellone is dark and penetrating with a gorgeous sense of purity and richness. The wine unfolds slowly to reveal dried blueberry, spice, toasted almond and dark earth. Those characteristics are warm and tightly woven together. You get a sense of the grape's acidity but not in an obvious way. It serves to add brightness and energy to the overall mouthfeel. This is a beautiful wine.

Wine Enthusiast: 93pts

Ground pepper, tilled earth and black-skinned berry aromas all come together on this generous, full-bodied red. The fresh, delicious palate doles out ripe black cherry, black currant, licorice and clove alongside vibrant acidity and polished, fine-grained tannins.





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