The 2013 Barbaresco Riserva Albesani Santo Stefano is a bit richer and bigger than the non-Riserva bottling, but it is not markedly different. Gorgeous Nebbiolo scents of wild cherry, dried herbs, menthol licorice and crushed flowers develop in a subtle, expressive Barbaresco that hits all the right notes. The 2013 finishes with wonderful density and resonance, all while retaining its gracious, mid-weight personality. What a pretty wine it is.

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