Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Fratelli Giacosa Barbaresco Basarin Vigna Gianmate 2007 (Italy)


Like a heavyweight boxer, Barbaresco delivers power with elegance – when it's good. That's the case here. It starts smooth, with seductive cherry liqueur, then evolves with flavours of damp earth and mineral, pulled together on a tight backbone of grippy tannins. Though accessible now, it should improve over the next decade. Available in Ontario.

Report an error Editorial code of conduct Licensing Options
As of December 20, 2017, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this resolved by the end of January 2018. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to