Tasted January, 2020: Wow. This is the essence of Barbaresco as the queen to the king, Barolo. Perfectly poised and at its peak. Umeboshi plum, porcini, castor bean, freshly ground five spice. Still a bit of attractive tannic dryness, which is much preferred to the simple oxidative/caramel illusion of sweetness found in lesser Nebbiolo. Fine and detailed.