2016 Paitin, Barbaresco Riserva DOCG, Sori’ Paitin Vecchie Vigne (RT 97+) This bottling is utterly splendid and was followed for a number of days after its initial taste. During that period, it kept consistently improving. The power and laser focus of the 2016 Vecchie Vigne is apparent on first sniff as notes of mentholated red cherry liqueur, fresh roses, pine sap and freshly crushed mineral dust make a powerful impression. Multiple dimensions emerge in the glass while the pure and elegant weightless palate delivers utter magnificence. This impressive bottling is one of the great secrets of Barbaresco and is crafted from vines planted by Secondo Pasquero-Elia on a plot in the Sori Paitin vineyard planted between 1948 and 1953. The focus and purity of winemaking sets a standard of excellence, do not miss this benchmark wine! Lay this down is cellar and be there when its mature development has the potential for perfection! Wow, just wow, the greatest wine I’ve ever tasted from this historical estate! Drink 2026-2046+