Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2009 Barbaresco Gaiun Martinenga is aged in French barrique and this additional contact with oak has given the wine the extra legs its needs to cope with the challenges of the vintage. It opens with a sultry, dark appearance and delivers earthy aromas of underbrush, button mushroom, hummus, dried berries and pressed flowers. It follows through to the palate with a refined, but streamlined feel. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022.