The Michele Chiarlo 2020 Barbaresco Faset delivers a pretty ensemble of wild berry or raspberry aromas with rose, lavender bud, light cinnamon stick and licorice root. These various elements are well integrated and balanced, showing smoothly over a polished, mid-weight mouthfeel.
Very attractive with dried cherries and raspberries as well as dried roses, nut shell and spice box. Medium-bodied. Vivid and dynamic palate with compact tannins that are velvety in texture. Lengthy and focused with an attractive fruit character.
A dense, muscular and brooding style, this Barbaresco has sufficient ripe cherry, strawberry and currant fruit to match the beefy tannins. Delivers graphite, tobacco and a hint of eucalyptus, which add depth as this turns compact on the finish.
Wild flowers and red summer berries on the nose, smells expressive and lively, open and appealing. Bright and shining in the glass, clear and clean, this is direct and sleek with a scintillating acidity that stays the right side of being too sharp. Tannins come in pretty quickly and just shut down the fruit persistence at this point but they’re well integrated with a juicy, sapidity as well as firmness that gives the overall life, structured and frame. Cheerful and characterful with a really gorgeous freshly-picked strawberry acidity and lovely lick of wet stone, graphite salinity that gives the chalky, tongue scraping feeling towards the end. I like this a lot.
The 2019 Barbaresco Faset is all grace. Sweet dark cherry, spice, leather, tobacco, mocha, dried herbs and licorice all meld together. This soft, open-knit Barbaresco offers tons of immediacy. I would prefer to drink it over the next handful of years. Sweet floral and spice notes linger on the inviting finish.