The 2009 Barbaresco Pajé Vecchie Viti shows the heat of the vintage in its powerful, imposing structure. There is plenty of depth and intensity in the glass, but at the same time, the flavors are also more forward. The Vecchie Viti has a bit more tannin and structure than the straight Pajé, which itself is made from 45 year-old vines! Today, my impression is of a wine on a relatively fast track of evolution, despite its present beauty.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026