94 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "Now a fully complete wine, the 2014 Barbaresco Riserva Pora did not disappoint, and even jumped up a few points. The Riserva Pora opens to dark fruit intensity with a slightly more accessible quality. Those lovely floral tones of lavender and violet are ever present. After having spent three years in oak and another year in the bottle, this wine offers a looser mouthfeel in terms of tannic structure, making it a bit more open and immediate in personality. You could uncork this bottle in 2020 if you just can't wait, but ideally, it is meant for the longer haul. Drink: 2021-2035. (Jun 2019)"
94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Menthol, woodland-berry and crushed herb aromas slowly take shape on this fragrant red. The savory palate doles out juicy Morello cherry, cranberry and licorice while bright acidity and polished tannins provide seamless support. Drink through 2029. Alcohol 14%. (Jun 2019)"
93 points Wine Spectator: "[$71 list] Round and supple, exuding cherry, berry, licorice, eucalyptus and tar flavors. Harmonious and well-built, with a long aftertaste of menthol. Best from 2021 through 2038. 377 cases imported. (6/12/19)"
92 points Decanter: "From the co-op par excellence. The purity, focus and linearity of this Pora perfectly expresses the 2014 vintage. Tasted blind in a flight of 62 wines, its beauty shone. Hints of woodsmoke, dark fruit, blue flower and slate, with long, juicy acidity and fine chalky tannins. I love the nervy, edgy style. There is a lovely shape and length to this wine. Drink: 2019-2027. Alcohol 14%. (May 2019)"
|Producer||Produttori del Barbaresco|