2010 Cantine Bartolo Mascarello, Barbera d’Alba (RT94) At 12 years post vintage this is showing first class winemaking and superbly ripe fruit in every measure and is all about refined elegance and sophistication. Ripe, red berries punctuated by soaring, mineral driven notes with hints of wet stones define the aromatic foundation as this wine begins to move toward tertiary evolution. The palate is equally admirable with its impressive balance built on a mid-weight fruit profile, beautiful bright, food-friendly acidity and barely perceptible soft tannins. This will continue to drink well in the foreseeable future, bravo Cantine Mascarello on this outstanding Barbera! Drink now -2028