Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga 2016
Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga 2016

Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga 2016

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Fine, gently floral nose with wild cherry and redcurrant fruit. Spicy and lifted with notes of dried herbs. More sour cherry fruit on the palate, which combines richness and structure with complex layers of balsamic, toasty notes, dried fruits and licorice. Fresh acidity gives balance, and the finish is savory and textured with integrated oak. Pairs well with richly seasoned meats (red or white) or mature cheeses.
Wine Advocate: 95
Compared to the 2015 vintage that I tasted at the same time, the 2016 Barbaresco Martinenga is slightly more saturated and concentrated in terms of appearance. This wine shows a dense inner core with dark fruit flavors, tannins and lively acidity that will continue to find integration as the wine moves forward in time. In fact, compared to the 2015 vintage, my bet is this wine will enjoy a much longer bottle evolution.
Wine Enthusiast: 91
Camphor, wild berry, crushed botanical herbs and forest floor aromas mingle with new French oak. Structured, austere and full bodied, the assertive palate offers black cherry jam, espresso, licorice, thyme and orange zest set against bracing, close-grained tannins vibrant acidity. It has a drying, firm finish. Best 2026–2036.
Jeb Dunnuck: 92
Stepping up on the quality level, the 2016 Barbaresco Martinenga offers lots of classic spiced cherry, road tar, violets, and dried herb aromas and flavors to go with a medium-bodied, supple, elegant style on the palate. With ripe tannins, plenty of mid-palate depth, and a great finish, it's a beautiful wine that should evolve for 20 years or more.