Right from the early days of drinking wines from the Langhe, we always tend to gravitate to Barbaresco. Elegance, drinkability, finesse and value for money. Barbaresco is also the more consistent. Fletcher’s rendition is very classic, a model of the region in fact. Red fruits, cut flowers, savoury spice and kirsch lead onto a sleek, satiny palate. More concentrated than previous vintages, with burnt orange, mushroom compost, cherry, redcurrant and raspberry. Typical of Fletcher, there is a delicious squeeze of tannin. Perfectly weighted, with terrific integration, we think there is a good couple of decades of pleasure here. But we know you can’t keep it that long! Waters Wine Co.