2016 Paitin, Barbaresco, Sori’ Paitin (RT 95+) Impressive in all regards, the deeply nuanced 2016 Sori Paitin may be the finest expression of this bottling I’ve ever tasted, and I’ve had it back to the 1980s. Crafted in the transparent style that Dante Scaglione (former winemaker at Bruno Giacosa) brought to this winery with the 2010, this mind blowing wine expresses layers of dark red and black cherry, anise, roses and minerality. The mouthfeel is deep, delicious and coating, centering on perfectly ripe fruit and tannins with magnificent weightlessness. It will age effortlessly for 3 decades or more but is showing so expressively today. Simply superb! Drink 2024-2044+