This is just a super lovely wine based on 100% Barbera. There are a lot of various Barbera around which are mostly cheap and easy drinking wines, but which do not talk to you. This one talks to you and that is thanks to the winemaking of Sandrone. Dense dark colour with a lovely purple rim. Big and wonderful aromas of dark cherries, dark fruit, plums and chocolate. Great smooth solid taste with a big structure and mouthful. Lovely balance and acidity. This is good, very good indeed and probably one of the world's best Barbera's. Ca 300 NOK or 25€ Vinous (Galloni): 90 points! "Sandrone's 2012 Barbera d'Alba is all about polish and refinement. Dark red and black stone fruit, spices, leather and menthol meld together in a supple, silky Barbera built on pure texture. Over the last few years Sandrone has lowered the percentage of new oak and reduced toast levels considerably."!