2010 100 punten James Suckling en 2012 Beste wijn van Italië - Gambero Rosso 2016 - 95/100 punten Parker
3 bicchieri Gambero Rosso
Robert Parker: 95/100 punten
Here is a wine I always look forward to tasting. The 2015 Etna Rosso Barbagalli is made with extraordinary pre-phylloxera vines that range up to 120 years old. You definitely taste the rich concentration and focused aromatic intensity that is so unique to old vines. This wine is characterized by the very steady, slow-paced nature of its aromas that unfold with elegance and grace. Small forest berry is followed by licorice, tar and dried violets. To the palate, the wine is very firm, tightly knit and embroidered with lovely little details and nuances. The wine is aged in 700-liter oak casks (lightly toasted) for 20 months.
James Suckling: 93/100 punten
Dark berries and leather with hints of dried flowers. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a juicy finish. Shows mineral, pumice and stone character. Some wet earth and dark berries.