Agricola Punica Barrua, Sardegna Italy 2013

Barrua by Agricola Punica, so-called "Sardinian Sassicaia", is made by the same people of the iconic Tuscan red wine Sassicaia, and has an incredible popularity. This smooth and dense wine has complex scents of red cherries, dark plum, cassis and aromatic herbs, spices, notes of liquorice. Velvety tannins with long finish. Despite its warm notes, it is an elegant wine that shows exceptional workmanship!  Hand harvested, aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 30% new, another 12 months bottle age.

(€36,93 / litre)

  • Wine Type: Red Producer: Agricola Punica Appellation: Isola dei Nuraghi Style: Rich and Intense Grape: 85% Carignano, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot Country: Italy Region: Sardegna Vintage: 2013 Alcohol Content: 14% Allergens: Contains Sulfites Content: 0,75 liter

AWARDS AND REVIEWS

93 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate - Created by the same folks behind Tuscany's legendary Sassicaia, this is an all-Sardinian blend of 85% Carignano, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot. The 2013 Barrua is a beautifully balanced and seamless expression with dark fruit aromas that flow effortlessly from the bouquet. Those tones of blackberry, prune and dried fig segue to spice, tar, licorice and black olive. This vintage really works in terms of the intensity and the precision of the bouquet. The tannins are integrated, and the wine is layered and long-lasting. 

 

93 points, James Suckling - "Lovely precision to this red with berries, nutmeg and hints of stones. Subtle dried meat, too. Medium body, pretty texture and a refined finish. Always excellent".