2020 Paitin, Barbaresco DOCG, Sori Paitin (RT96+) Bottle #11,392 of 11,794 produced. The total production of this wine was down a couple thousand bottles from the 2019, but the quality is equally impressive. Aged 30 months in cask, the extra time in oak is worth it. Showing a similar ruby garnet hue to the previous vintage, the bouquet of this beautiful wine shows an even deeper, darker and riper character, with big, thumping bass notes of black cherry, super ripe spiced plums, layers of lifted balsam and cedar, alluring winter spices and a streak of minerality. This shows an utterly magnificent aromatic profile! The palate is superbly balanced with a gorgeous fruit core that is ripe and mouth-coating, refreshing and uplifting acidity, and wonderful, ripe tannins. Very complete in every vinous measure, this is a wine for both short term enjoyment and long term cellaring. Drink 2028-2050+