Produttori del Barbaresco

Ovello Barbaresco Riserva DOCG

Ovello Barbaresco Riserva DOCG
Italy

Red Wine100% Nebbiolo
  • Tasting Notes
  • ColorRuby Red
  • NoseRich, ripe, red fruit notes
  • FlavorFull-bodied and intense with youthful tannins on the finish

Piedmont At a Glance

Region Name Piedmont

Piemonte is considered by many the top wine region of Italy, being the land of Barolo and Barbaresco, even though these mega-popular wines only account for 3% of the region’s wine production.

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Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2016 Vinous Media 97 Oct 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Enthusiast 97 Jan 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Spectator 96 Nov 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Spectator 96 Sep 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Advocate 96 Jul 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Vinous Media 95 Nov 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2014 Wine Advocate 95 Jun 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2014 Wine Enthusiast 94 Jun 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2014 Wine Spectator 93 Oct 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 97 Vintage 2016 Vinous Media The 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Ovello is the most severe and angular of these wines. It will appeal most to die-hard classicists. Chalk, white pepper, mint and sweet red cherry fruit all grace this chiseled, beautifully translucent Barbaresco. As always, the Ovello needs a number of years in bottle to reveal its charms, which in 2016 are many. It is a positively stellar wine in every way. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 97 Vintage 2015 Wine Enthusiast Fragrant and full bodied, this structured red has enticing aromas evoking woodland berry, balsamic aromas of pine, rose petal and exotic spice. The enveloping palate delivers crushed raspberry, succulent Marasca cherry, licorice and nutmeg alongside firm, tightly knit tannins. Fresh acidity lends tension and balance. Best 2022–2027 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 96 Vintage 2015 Wine Spectator An opulent and complex version, boasting cherry, strawberry, cut hay, iron and tobacco aromas and flavors. Firms up nicely on the finish, with terrific balance and length. Shows both a fruity and a savory side, with fine potential to age. Best from 2023 through 2045. 1,561 cases made, 350 cases imported Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 96 Vintage 2015 Wine Spectator An opulent and complex version, boasting cherry, strawberry, cut hay, iron and tobacco aromas and flavors. Firms up nicely on the finish, with terrific balance and length. Shows both a fruity and a savory side, with fine potential to age. Best from 2023 through 2045. 1,561 cases made, 350 cases imported. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 96 Vintage 2015 Wine Advocate The Produttori del Barbaresco 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Ovello has a very distinct character that is expressed in terms of its fine but present tannic structure and its somewhat fragile primary fruit. The Ovello dives straight into those ephemeral Nebbiolo aromas with an emphasis on licorice, tar, blue flower and campfire ash. If you consider this timeline of Riservas, this wine brings us through that magic threshold in which Nebbiolo starts to show its unique aromatic appeal and mystique. This is always one of my favorites in this series of nine. Production is 18,741 bottles. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 95 Vintage 2015 Vinous Media The 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Ovello is dense, pack and rich. Succulent red cherry, spice, dried flowers, mint and chalky notes infuse the Ovello with striking nuance. In 2015 the Ovello is a bit softer than it usually is. That makes the wine easier to enjoy, especially young, but will be of slightly less interest to readers who seek the energy and tension that are such signatures of Ovello Barbarescos. All that said, the 2015 Ovello is a hugely appealing wine. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 95 Vintage 2014 Wine Advocate Always one of my favorite wines from Produttori del Barbaresco, the 2014 Barbaresco Riserva Ovello lays out a broad and soft mouthfeel, with tannins that have already been polished and integrated thanks to ample time in the bottle already. It's safe to say that this Ovello cru loyally demonstrates the level of richness and textural softness that this site is known for. The bouquet is redolent of bright berry fruit with cherry, blackberry and plum. Also, the 2014 vintage was a warm one at the end of the growing season, and you taste a little bit of that ripeness here too. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2014 Wine Enthusiast Lovely aromas of perfumed berry, rose petal, aromatic herb and baking spice set the tone on this fragrant red. The ethereally elegant, medium-bodied palate is all about finesse and balance, delivering succulent red cherry, juicy raspberry, cinnamon and a dash of white pepper. It's nicely balanced, with polished tannins and fresh acidity. It's already accessible but will also age well over the next several years or more. Drink through 2026. KERIN O’KEEFE Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2014 Wine Spectator Balsamic aromas of menthol, wild thyme and juniper complement the black cherry core of this muscular red, with dense tannins lending support. Though a bit more severe now than its peers, this is balanced overall and will age well. Best from 2022 through 2042. 1,436 cases made, 372 cases imported. — BS Shelf Talker Full Page Review