2013 Produttori del Barbaresco “Pora" Barbaresco Riserva DOCG
Ruby red color. Ripe, broad red fruit with an earthy character. Full-bodied and intense on the palate with rich tannins and a long finish.
This 21 acre single vineyard is close to the Tanaro river. The vines enjoy the heat of the morning sun in the summer which generates an intensely fertile soil. This microclimate produces a full Barbaresco with approachable tannins. Pora is best enjoyed in the first 20 years of aging.
95 points, Wine Spectator. "A rich, cherry- and floral-scented red, effusive in aroma, with the core of cherry prevailing on the palate. Though fleshy, this gives way to firm tannins that line the lingering aftertaste. Inviting and full of energy, so decant now or wait. Best from 2023 through 2035."
94 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. "The 2013 Barbaresco Riserva Pora is soft, pliant and enveloping. In many vintages, the Pora can be a bit light. Not in 2013. The wine is rich and deeply textured, with layers of fruit that continue to build with time in the glass. The tannins are present, but they are nearly buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit. This is an especially powerful, brooding edition of the Pora. Although impressive today, the 2013 will drink well for decades to come."