A wine barrel, especially a small one made of new oak in which Bordeaux and other wines are aged.
- Large, clean old oak barrels yield little or no oaky flavour, while small, cedary 225-litre Bordeaux barriques produce the most.
- It was aged for 22 months in barriques of various French oaks.
- It is 100 per cent Barbera, and aged in new French barriques rather than the more traditional larger barrels.
Late 18th century: French.
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