Wine Advocate-Parker : The 2012 Barbaresco Bric Balin shows a level of austerity and sophistication that you don't get in Moccagatta's other wines this vintage. The wine boasts a bold, masculine style that is reinforced by lush cherry, sweet oak, spice and grilled herb. The wine's consistency is dark and brooding. But that darkness never goes over the top. The best thing about Barbaresco Bric Balin is the lively impression it leaves in the mouth.