Wine Advocate-Parker : The 2013 Barbaresco sees fruit sourced from four separate vineyard sites across the appellation. The wine is aged in a combination of small and large oak barrel and is released one year later than its peers. Those extra 12 months of bottle aging have done a lot to improve the wine's integration and elegance. It also gives the wine more immediate appeal. In fact, this Barbaresco is ready to drink pretty much out of the gate. The mouthfeel is silky and soft and the bouquet offers a continuous stream of small fruit, cherry and licorice aromas.