2015 Produttori del Barbaresco Pora Riserva Barbaresco
Following the suggestion of Produttori del Barbaresco General Manager Renato Vacca, I am starting off this series of nine Riservas with the 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Pora. This wine is usually the most delicate, slender and ephemeral of this set. However, I can immediately confirm that this is not necessarily the case with this exuberant 2015 vintage. The sunny heat of the growing season has successfully drawn out more fruit weight and intensity in this edition of Pora. The wine overdelivers in terms of aromas, but its streamlined and polished personality follows through to the palate. Those divergent intensity levels will smooth out with more bottle age. Some 16,666 bottles were released.
Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (July 2020)
The 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Pora is just as radiant and seductive as it was a few months ago. Plush and sumptuous in the glass, the 2015 Pora captures all of the natural intensity of the year. Even with all of its lush fruit, the Pora has plenty of structural underpinnings beneath. Succulent dark cherry, plum, espresso, menthol and licorice notes flesh out in this forward, wonderfully inviting Riserva from the Produttori. In 2015, the Pora is a real overachiever. Best of all, it should drink well with minimal cellaring
Antonio Galloni - Vinous
Almond, a bit diffuse, but good red fruit and more gentle tannin, more breathy and less line, but still nice. Just not on the top shelf, maybe. Mineral finish though. And powerful and cool as it goes.
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front
Impressive perfume and general feel, a lot of detail, power, concentration and drive in this wine. Incredibly complex, detail Barbaresco, sinewy tannins in a lacy sheath, red currants, cherry, rose hip tea and smoky herbs all jostling. Big impact in the palate, power and yet grace the general comment. Big tannin, fine though, a wine that imprints itself strongly. The most athletic of these 2015 releases.
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front