Vinous 94 - Cigliuti's 2013 Barbaresco Vie Erte has a level of depth and fruit intensity I don't remember seeing in the past. To be sure, the Vie Erte has always been a more nervous edgy Barbaresco than the Serraboella, yet it also has striking mid-palate depth. Succulent red cherry, tobacco, cedar, mint and dried flowers add lovely aromatic brightness and intensity. Underlying beams of tannin are present, yet also nicely balanced by the purity of the fruit. This is a super-classic Barbaresco from Cigliuti. The 2013 spent 26 months in cask.
This wine's exotic spice, leather, toast and vanilla aromas unfold in the glass. The taut, linear palate offers dried black cherry and pomegranate flavors, with a sprinkling of cinnamon, assertive, fine-grained tannins and bright acidity.