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Monday, 1 April 2013

Boireann Barbera 2006

Sadly, hail damage in 2012 has restricted output of Boireann's Barbera to a mere 10 dozen for that vintage - showing what a cruel mistress the weather can be, and how marginal growing conditions can be even in a good vintage. So it's to the cellar I turn for a 7 year old example.

Shows savoury charm with juicy tomato, a touch of herb and lavender florals. Slight violet lift with a woody, slightly stalky undercurrant.

Juicy, still a fair throw of acid - in the form of a short burst and then a generous tail. Tomato juice driven sharpness, lacks a little shape here, more about that juiciness. Good acid driven length, faintest rasp of drying tannin. Feels like its on its journey south, heading into the Autumn of its life. 89 - Good   

Tasted on:Saturday 9th March, a Root Day
Source: Cellar
Price: $?
Alcohol: ?
Closure: DIAM

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