The 2009 Barbaresco Riserva Pajè is open, round and inviting. In this vintage, the Pajè is quite floral and open, with fewer of the darker, mentholated, spiced notes that I associate with this site. I expect the 2009 to drink well pretty much right out of the gate. With time in the glass, more Pajè character emerges, but overall, this is a relatively straightforward offering with fine balance but less site-specific character than normal.
Wine Spectator(2000 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/04.