1997 Produttori del Barbaresco, Barbaresco Riserva, Rabaja (RT91) Deep ruby garnet, the Rabaja ramps up the overall playing level with greater depth and a richer bouquet showing a nucleus of sweet red berry fruit with bright-floral notes and hints of balsamic spice. As it opens its masculinity begins to emerge and it takes-on weight. The palate presents a full level of density, still a bit compact but powerful, yet there’s an overall impression of simplicity and really, quite classically Produttori in it’s rustic, relatively mono dimensional palate impression. Overall, this remains quite primary, give it some cellar time to unfold its wings. Drink 2012-2027+ Tasted November 2007