Roagna's 2008 Barbaresco Pajé is totally beguiling. An exotic bouquet laced with tobacco, underbrush, sage, menthol and incense melds into black cherry and plum. The tannins are soft and silky for a young Barbaresco, making the 2008 a pure joy to taste today. With time in the glass, the Pajé continues to open up beautifully, with endless layers of super-classic aromas and flavors wrapped around a mid-weight frame. The Pajé is the most accessible of Roagna's 2008s. Today, it is beautiful.