Brilliant garnet-red color, with warmer tinges developing over time. Unmistakeable bouquet, very pleasant, intense yet ethereal, very persistent, at times spiced, with aromas of truffles, liquorice and dried flowers. Dry taste, with important, full tannins.
Wine Spectator 93 points - Lushly textured, this red cuts a rich swath of spicy plum and cherry flavors, with accents of leather and tobacco, until the beefy tannins corral all the elements on the finish. Balanced on the tannic side, this should find equilibrium with time. Best from 2018 through 2033. 3,000 cases made.
Rated #39 in Wine Spectator’s 2014 Top 100 (Dec 15 2014)
Top 100 WS 100 points - The 2010 Barolo is a gorgeous wine that is already well fleshed out despite the youthfulness of the fruit. The results are compelling and rich with velvety overtones of Amarena cherry, baking spice, tobacco, wet earth and sweet nutmeg. The oak element is evident (this base Barolo aged in botte grande from Slavonian oak for 30 months) but well on its way to finding integration within the general fleshiness of the wine. Given the high quality of fruit, this base Barolo should boast a long drinking window. Drink: 2017-2030. (Jul 2014)