According to Wine Spectator, it is slightly advanced in color, with an amber hue. This has intense aromas of stewed fruit, raisin and Christmas cake. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a slightly rustic finish. A little overdone, but interesting. According to Robert Parker, The 2004 Barbaresco Riserva Bricco is a delicate, ethereal wine that floats on the palate with a refined expression of dried cherries, sweet spices, worn-in leather and minerals. The Riserva possesses fine-grained tannins and commendable length in a poised, feminine style.