About Cascina Luisin Sori Paolin Barbaresco 2014
Basarin in Neive. Lustrous mid ruby with narrow orange rim. Distinct, spicy nose and at the same time very closed. Subdued cherry fruit with fine, powdery tannins. Succulent, savoury and minerally finish. Quite spectacular. (Walter Spelling) 17 points Jancis Robinson
This features bright cherry and berry fruit allied to a dense, beefy structure. The tannins are integrated and the fruit echoes on the finish. Tobacco, tar and earth notes linger. Best from 2021 through 2033. 550 cases made.- BS 92 points Wine Spectator
The 2014 Barbaresco Paolin is a pretty, supple wine. Although not the last word in complexity, the Paolin is open-knit in feel, with forward fruit and soft contours that will make it easy to enjoy upon release. Sweet red cherry, dried flowers and rose petal meld into the pliant, inviting finish. The Paolin is the most accessible of Cascina Luisin's 2014 Barbaresco’s. 90 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Predominantly (90%) from a relatively cool and elevated site called Basarin in Treiso – Bruno Giacosa being the other main proprietor – the exposure is southerly, and vine age is 40 years on average. Fermentation takes place in concrete vats for around 20 days with regular pump-overs, followed by maturation in Stockinger Slavonian oak for 30 months. It shows a degree of delicacy, no doubt due to the site, with elegant aromas of rose, cherry and sweet spice. Slightly darker fruit characters come through on the palate: blueberry, blackberry and even blackcurrant. Savoury, cedar-like flavours play a part, and the spiciness of the bouquet is in evidence once again. Tannins are gently firm and there’s a minerality that runs right through the palate and lingers on the finish. The overall balance makes this quite approachable now, but of course its best years lie ahead.