Barbera d'Asti "La Villa" Tenuta Olim Bauda - MAGNUMS
"Rich blackberries sprinkled with oak spice starts us off here, followed by intriguing sappy flavours coated in delectable creamy oak" Susan Hulme MW - Decanter
Decanter Magazine has scored our favourite Barbera producer, Olim Bauda 95 Points for their Barbera d'Asti "La Villa" 2015
This is a huge score for a wine at such a modest price.
The Estate was first managed by great grand-father Giacinto, then by grand father Giovanni, and finally by Agostino, father of Dino, Diana and Gianni, who now are at the helm. Since 1998, Dino has been in charge of the vineyards and production, Diana the administration, and Gianni the commercial and customer relations aspects .
They are currently supported in their activities by the oenologist Giuseppe Caviola.
Ornellaia, Bolgheri, Toscana IGT
Antonio Galloni 97/100
The 2008 Ornellaia continues to blossom in the bottle. Dark cherries, chocolate, espresso, blackberries and mocha are just some of the many notes that explode from the glass. A rich tapestry of licorice, tar and camphor notes develop in the glass, adding considerable complexity. The 2008 is a huge, structured Ornellaia endowed with massive structure. It has come together beautifully since the early days when it was a tannic beast. Readers who can be patient will be rewarded with a spectacular bottle of wine. This is a fabulous showing. Wine Advocate #201 Jun 2012