Wine Spectator

31st January, 2014

Bruce Sanderson, 95 points

A mix of cherry, cedar and tobacco flavours highlights this juicy, vibrant and almost racey red, with a layer of tannins sitting underneath the flavours. The elements come together on the long, savoury aftertaste.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

28th June, 2013

Monica Larner

The 2009 Barolo opens with soft, easy appeal that is very characteristic of the vintage. Dark fruit tones of cassis and dried cherry segue to spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Soft, fleshy fruit layers are stocked tight, but they do allow space for delicate tones of mint and liquorice to lift from the bouquet. This is definitely a more approachable and softer Barolo, suited to near-term drinking:

jamessuckling.com

12th January, 2014

James Suckling, 91 points

This young Barolo is very plummy with red fruits and spices. Full body, velvety tannins and a savoury finish.