Sole UK exclusivity. Dave Fletchers 2017 Recta Pete Barbaresco is another outstanding release from a highly regarded vintage. Light red in colour with a burnt red tinge. The nose is immediately revealing with a bouquet of tart red berry fruits, orange peel and tobacco. Big boisterous tannins attack the palate with sweet red cherry and redcurrant fruits with layers of tobacco and leather on the finish. Complex and energetic, this is a beauty in the making and will reward further cellaring. Why not check out more of his range here.
“Just mid ruby. A little reluctant to open up on the nose, with subdued but perfumed cherry fruit. Minerally with a meaty note and hints of iron. Concentrated yet subtle at the same time. Similar closed impression on the palate, with reluctant cherry fruit and firm, stalky tannins, at least for the moment, but a good balance is struck. Less forward than many 2017 Barbarescos and a little sulking right now, clearly indicating it needs to be cellared for a while.” – 17 Points, Wine Spectator. Drink 2022–2032