Wine Advocate 91 points - The 2009 Barbaresco wraps around the palate with soft, caressing fruit. This juicy, up-front Barbaresco is an excellent choice for drinking over the next few years. Renato Vacca has succeeded in giving his Barbaresco considerable finesse without losing the essential Nebbiolo tannins and overall structure. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. (Oct 2012)
Wine Spectator 90 points - Already beginning to reveal aromas and flavors of truffle and tar, this supple red is balanced and harmonious. Could still use a year or two for the tannins to soften. Best from 2014 through 2024.óB.S. (Jan 9 2013)
100% Nebbiolo grapes grown in the hills above Barbaresco. Delicate perfume with aromas of dark cherry and black pepper with a hint of tobacco from a fine cigar.
Elegant and fully ripe with intense fruit and wonderful structure and balance. Aged two years in oak and one year in the bottle, this wine will age well for many years.