The 2013 Barbera d'Asti la Crena is a sharp and crisp red wine that is characterized by a vibrant vein of tangy acidity. The wine is focused and determined with flavors of white cherry, cranberry and red currant. There are lighter touches of mineral, campfire ash and flinty stone at the back. The cool vintage tends to underline the wine's inherently nervous personality. But this sample also benefits from the effects of time thanks to those corresponding tertiary notes of licorice and tar. 91/100.