1997 Pio Cesare, Barbaresco, Il Bricco (RT95) A bit more deeply hued than the other wines in the flight, the immediate impression is one of both stature and grand class. Everything about this wine is striking with its classic Nebbiolo bouquet that serves up a full throttle dose of black and red cherries, violets, and just a hint of tar. Overall, the bouquet remains relatively unevolved. The palate texture and weight is absolutely terrific, yet with ample acidity to keep it fresh while providing laser-like clarity and definition. Excellent integration of the barrique, there is barely the slightest impression of oak on the wine. Bravo! Wine of the Flight and Barbaresco of the Night. Drink 2012-2032+ Tasted November 2007