WINES OF THE TIMES
By Eric Asimov
Feb. 8, 2018
Oakiness was not an issue in the bottles we liked best. Our top wine, from De Forville, was a classic Barbaresco of the old school, with beautiful floral and anise flavors and an earthy minerality. It was a complete wine and, though accessible now, will only get better with age — say, five years or more. It was also our best value at just $30.
★★★½ DE FORVILLE BARBARESCO 2014 $30
Structured yet approachable, with pure, pretty floral and mineral aromas and flavors. (Rosenthal Wine Merchant, New York)