From Barbaresco – Out of the Shadows: The 2016s & 2015s (Oct 2018) by Antonio Galloni
As always, the Cortese Barbarescos are very much classically inspired and built.
BARBARESCO RABAJA’ 2016: 93 + PTS
Just bottled, the 2016 Barbaresco Rabajà is massively backward. Dark and imposing, the 2016 is an especially brooding wine. Black cherry , sage, lavender, menthol and dark spice fill out the wine’s vertical frame effortlessly. Readers will have to be patient here, as the 2016 is not likely to be ready to drink anytime soon. Pier Carlo Cortese gave the 2016 22 months in cask, and has a Riserva in the cellar as well. This is a superb wine in the making.