Viberti Buon Padre Barolo DOCG

Viberti

VARIETAL

100% Nebbiolo

APPELLATION

Piedmont, Italy

 

Viberti Buon Padre Barolo DOCG

Viberti’s flagship Barolo is a blend of fruit from Viberti’s top vineyard sites.  Buon Padre is a complex, full bodied wine that opens with notes of preserved fruit and spices, and is backed by nuances of earth, leather, and wild flowers.  It is aged in tini for 36-40 months and is bottled unfiltered before further refining in bottle for 6 months.  Approachable upon release, Viberti Buon Padre will only improve with time.

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2013

Wine Spectator - 93 pts

This red shimmers with licorice cherry, tar and mineral aromas and flavors. A bit heady, but expressive, with plenty of buried cherry notes at the core”

B. Sanderson, December 2017

2012

JamesSuckling.com - 93 pts

“Brightness and clarity with strawberry and cherry character on the nose. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a focused and polished finish. All in finesse and length.”

James Suckling, March 2017

2011

Wine Enthusiast - 90 pts

Scorched earth, game, forest floor and woodland berry aromas come together in the glass. The solid palate offers raw red berry, licorice, coffee and clove alongside assertive tannins and brisk acidity. Drink after 2019

K.O'Keefe, February 2016

Wine Spectator - 92 pts

A rich, powerful style, boasting cherry, mint, medicinal herb and tar flavors. The dense, ripe tannins linger on the finish, showing licorice and tar accents. Best from 2019 though 2030.

B. Sanderson, November 2015

2010

JamesSuckling.com - 93 pts

Brightness and clarity with strawberry and cherry character on the nose. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a focused and polished finish. All in finesse and length.

James Suckling, March 2017

Wine Advocate - 90 pts

The 2010 Barolo Buon Padre is made from fruit from five separate vineyard sites: Bricco delle Viole, San Pietro, La Volta, Fossati, Alessandria and San Ponzio. Starting with the 2012 vintage, two more cru sites (Terlo and Ravera) will be added to the blend in various percentages. The color is bright and vibrant and the wine shows an immediate freshness and youthfulness that sets it apart from the preceding edition of the wine. Drink: 2015-2023.

M. Larner, July 2014

Wine Enthusiast - 93 pts

Sensations of pressed rose, violet, black cherry, cinnamon and crushed raspberry emerge from this elegant Barolo alongside brisk acidity and tightly woven tannins. Give it time. Drink 2018-2030.

K. O'Keefe, October 2014

2009

Wine Advocate - 88 pts

The 2009 Barolo Buon Padre shows some brown fading on the rim with savory aromas of cured meat and bresaola. It seems older than it really is. You can pull the cork on this bottle almost immediately. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.

M. Larner, June 2013

Wine Spectator - 89 pts

Ripe cherry and black currant notes form the core of this medium-weight Barolo, with burly tannins. On the rustic side, offering a lingering, tobacco-tinged finish. Best from 2016 through 2028.

B. Sanderson, Web Only 2013

2007

Wine Enthusiast - 89 pts

Vintner Giovanni Viberti has crafted a generous and dense Barolo that opens with inky concentration and intense aromas of blackberry preserve the cherry liqueur. Background shadings of leather, tobacco and cured meat round out the palate.

M. Larner, September 2012

Wine Spectator - 90 pts

Modern in style, focused on bright, fresh cherry and black currant fruit, joined by sweet spices and toast for grace notes. Velvety and well-integrated, with a lingering, sweet finish. Best from 2012 through 2026.

B. Sanderson, April 2012

2006

Wine Spectator - 88 pts

This is packed, though in a compact, slight build. Enticing black cherry, black currant, menthol and licorice flavors come together with dense, ripe tannins. Needs time. Best from 2013 through 2027.

B. Sanderson, February 2011

2005

Wine Spectator - 88 pts

Ripe, offering plum, prune, eucalyptus and leather notes. Angular and austere, with stiff tannins on the finish. Difficult to see where this is headed. Best from 2013 through 2024.

B. Sanderson, March 2011

2004

Wine Enthusiast - 88 pts

Barolo Buon Padre (“good father”) is a wine that walks in delicate steps, rather than in leaps and bounds. This is a good thing, because the slow pace allows you to savor its lingering tones of cherry cola, licorice, jasmine and dried flower.

M. Larner, April 2009