“As it turns out the 2005 Barbaresco Rabajà offers greater freshness and vibrancy than the 2004. I suppose that is not too surprising considering the estate did not produce a Riserva in this vintage so the oldest vines were used in the non-Riserva bottling. Today the wine comes across as rather primary, which just hints of its perfumed fruit making an appearance. The tannins need some time to soften, but this energetic, focused Barbaresco offers tons of quality, and is likely to be one of the vintage's best kept secrets.” Tasting notes by Antonio Galloni.
92 Points Vinous, October 2008 (suggested drinking window 2015-2021)