Moccagatta "Cole" Barbaresco 2013
94 Points Vinous Media
The 2013 Barbaresco Cole emerges from a tiny, postcard-sized parcel just before the start of Montestefano. The Cole is always the richest and broadest of the Moccagatta Barbarescos. Curiously, this is also the first of the estate's vineyards to ripen. An exotic mélange of dark cherry jam, wild flowers, mint, lavender and mocha takes shape in the glass. The 100% new oak is clearly felt but is also very nicely integrated just the same. This racy, forward, intense Barbaresco captures the essence of the Moccagatta house style.