2015 Paitin, Barbaresco Riserva, Sori’ Paitin Vecchie Vigne (RT 96+) Undoubtedly one of the finest vintages of this superb bottling ever produced, the 2015 exemplifies the convincing direction of Paitin since Dante Scaglione consulted here and retooled their winemaking style a decade ago. The focus is extraordinary with an elegant style that to rises to the highest levels of Nebbiolo. Light-to-pale in its ruby garnet hue, soaring notes of lively red cherry and raspberry, freshly picked roses, sweet herbs, pine sap and an accent of minerals create a stunning bouquet. The mouthfeel is exceptionally balanced and refined with pin-point ripe fruit, exhilarating acidity and as perfectly ripe tannins as one can imagine. In a few words, this is mind blowing! Can’t wait to taste the 2016 next year! Drink 2025-2045+