Robert Parker 93
The Produttori del Barbaresco 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Paje shows a heavier center of gravity (compared to the Pora) with thicker concentration of dark fruit at the middle. The jump is not big, but it is noticeable, like one step up a ladder. This wine produces more ferrous earth and iron ore with plenty of dark fruit. The mouthfeel is less complicated and shorter too in this vintage, although the tannins feel firm and prominent. Between Pora and Paje, I’d give a slight edge to Pora. Some 10,000 bottles were released.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2045