Oddero’s Barbera d’Alba has a very alluring depth and complexity. It’s also flat-out delicious. Pronounced notes of red cherry, sour cherry and raspberry. A touch of dark chocolate and earth. There’s so much flavour in an elegant, fuller style of wine. Firm but well integrated tannins, good acidity and a solid finish make for a very enjoyable wine. Nick, FWC.
Quite often Barbera smells of oak, but doesn’t have much to speak of. One of those things. This is spicy and clove laden, purple fruit, sandalwood, sweet new leather and toffee. It’s fleshy and full of flavour, raspberry and blackberry, again punctuated by all that exotic spice, ripe tannin, fresh acidity, and good length, dry tannin to close. It’s a pretty full-on example of Barbera, and should cellar well. Drink 2021-2028+. 91 points. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.