The 2013 Barbaresco Ovello is released one year after its peers. It undergoes two years of oak aging followed by 18 months of bottle rest before its commercial release. This is one of my favorite expressions from Barbaresco, and the 2013 vintage is especially beautiful and elegant. The wine offers an exceptional level of purity and finesse with light touches of wild berry, smoke, ash and balsam herb. Some 6,000 bottles were made. 95/100 !
Antonio Galloni's Vinous.com: 93+/100. Not surprisingly, the 2013 Barbaresco Ovello is the most reticent of the four Barbarescos in this tasting. The 2013 is a bundle of energy. Even so, there is more than enough depth in the fruit to balance out the wine's structural elements. All the 2013 needs is more time in bottle. Readers will have to be patient. Even so, the 2013 is likely to always remain an especially dark, Ovello.