Barbaresco Rabaya´ 2017 – 92 Pts
Cortese did a terrific job with their 2017s.
The 2017 Barbaresco Rabajà is a very pretty and expressive wine. Blood orange, cedar, mint, sweet red cherry and licorice are all layered together. Medium in body, with terrific depth as well as nuance, the 2017 is understated, classy and polished to the core. In 2017, Cortese did not bottle their flagship Riserva, instead all of the best fruit went into the straight Barbaresco Rabajà. I won’t be surprised if the 2017 eventually turns out even better than this note suggests. Today, it is really quite lovely.