2004 Enzo Boglietti, Barbera d’Alba, Roscaleto (RT 91) This was bought on release and stored in my cellar since. Proof personified that Barbera is worth cellaring, provided it’s crafted for aging. This bottling is aged for 18 months in barrique and tonneaux, 50% new, and has stood the test of time quite beautifully. Popped and poured, it expresses beautiful mature Barbera character immediately with a round mouthfeel of soft red berries, a hint of saddle leather, and tinges of meat and dried herbs. The mouthfeel is gorgeous with excellent acidity and just the slightest hint of tannin on the tail end of the finish. Wine aficionados looking for a superb value for mid-term cellaring should not hesitate for a moment to buy this wine. Small production with just over 7600 bottles produced, along with some magnums and double mags makes it somewhat tough to find. Drink now – 2024. A top value, recommended.