Wine Spectator

31st December, 2013

Bruce Sanderson, 94 points

Spectator Selection

Aromas of fresh cherry, raspberry, liquorice and spice fill the glass as this red unfolds. Offers dense tannins and bright acidity, lending definition to the cherry, strawberry, tobacco and spice flavours that persist through the long finish.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

28th June, 2013

Monica Larner, 94 points

The 2009 Barolo Cicala reveals the particular dynamic of the vintage with firmly astringent tannins and power coupled with a leaner, more streamlined mouthfeel. You can also feel some of the heat of the 2009 summer with upfront aromas of prune and cassis followed by a visibly darker appearance and sweet spice on the bouquet. The wine has the inherent complexity, structure and acidity for long ageing.

jamessuckling.com

8th July, 2013

James Suckling, 92 points

The aromas of crushed berries, flowers and cocoa are enticing. It‘s full-to-medium body, with soft tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Very refined.