Moccagatta 2007 Basarin (Barbaresco)
95 Points Cellar Selection

Moccagatta's expression from the Basarin cru will blow you away. This thickly extracted Barbaresco opens with a rich, dark appearance and opulent aromas of sweet spice, leather, toasted almond, vanilla and ripe cherry fruit. This is a big, masculine wine that would pair with pork medallions and caramelized onions. The finish is soft and slightly sweet. Keep it in your cellar 10 years or more. A Marc de Grazia selection; various American importers.

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  • Alcohol
    N/A
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Importer
    de Grazia Imports LLC
  • Date Published
    12/1/2010
  • User Avg Rating
    Not rated yet [Add Your Review]
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