Saturday, February 05, 2011
Elio Perrone Tasmorcan Barbera D'Asti 2009 Wine Review (NW)
Black cherry, violets, and plum on the nose
Ripe, round, and full bodied on the palate
Smooth finish of plum, blackberry, and vanilla
Barbera from the Piedmont region in Italy often surprises people. Many expect a more austere and savory wine and are surprised to find Barbera quite round and supple.
This offering has ripe fruit, floral notes, and a smooth finish in a very international style. Check it out as an alternative to Malbec or Merlot. It runs approximately $14. Raise a glass!