2019 Paitin, Barbaresco DOCG, Basarin (RT93+) This is the second vintage of this wine, sourced from a small parcel acquired a few years ago. Similar in scale to their more recent Faset parcel, 3,125 were produced in this vintage, making it a wine to pursue with focus. Medium light ruby garnet this reveals deeply ripe, red cherry compote, cranberry, hints of dried raspberry, soft cinnamon spice and hints of cedar that lead to a focused aromatic feel. Initially the palate is full and generous, but with time in the glass reveals a bit of a hollow mid-palate, which is shorter than the previous vintage. Still, this is a plenty delicious wine with slightly candied fruit buttressed by delicious acidity and sweet tannins. Drink 2027-2049+