2016 Marchesi di Gresy ‘Martinenga’ Barbaresco
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 95: Compared to the 2015 vintage that I tasted at the same time, the 2016 Barbaresco Martinenga is slightly more saturated and concentrated in terms of appearance. This wine shows a dense inner core with dark fruit flavors, tannins and lively acidity that will continue to find integration as the wine moves forward in time. In fact, compared to the 2015 vintage, my bet is this wine will enjoy a much longer bottle evolution.
Wine Enthusiast 91: Camphor, wild berry, crushed botanical herbs and forest floor aromas mingle with new French oak. Structured, austere and full bodied, the assertive palate offers black cherry jam, espresso, licorice, thyme and orange zest set against bracing, close-grained tannins vibrant acidity. It has a drying, firm finish. Best 2026–2036.