2008 Paitin, Barbaresco Riserva, Sori’ Paitin Vecchie Vigne (RT 94) A tad bit lighter in hue than the 2007 Vecchie Vigne, the 2008 presents a highly classic style of Barbaresco with a great amount of tension in the fruit and floral aspects on display. Intriguing notes of brooding dark pitted red fruit, sappy cedar, umami and wild herbs lead to a firm, gorgeously structured mouthfeel. A constructive balance of fresh fruit, acid and ripe tannin create a beautifully crafted wine with enormous aging potential. This is a classic vintage is all aspects, lay this one down in the cellar and savor it over the coming couple decades. Drink now-2038+