Wine Spectator 88 points - Graphite and sawdust aromas are followed by cherry, strawberry and licorice flavors. This is lined with surly tannins that leave an astringent finish for now. Better with air, so decant now or be patient. Best from 2018 through 2028. 750 cases made.-BS
(Dec 15 2014)
Vinous 89 points - Freshly cut flowers, red berries and spices jump from the glass in the 2010 Barolo. This is one of the juicier 2010 Barolos readers will come across. I would prefer to drink the 2010 over the next few years, while the fruit retains its vibrancy. Hints of tobacco, cinnamon and leather add complexity on the close. This is a beautiful, fruit-driven Barolo well-suited for near-term drinking. The aromatics are a bit reduced today, but the 2010 was just bottled. If the bouquet finds a little more focus the 2010 might merit a slightly higher rating. Proprietor Davide Mozzone blends fruit from Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga for his entry-level bottling.
89+ Points (Jan 2014)
Wine Advocate 91 points - The barrique-aged 2010 Barolo opens to a dark garnet color and shows a deep, velvety quality of fruit with black cherry, dried blackberry and light tobacco shadings. This wine delivers heft, good structure and rich texture. Fruit is a blend from Monforte d’Alba, Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d’Alba. Drink: 2017-2025. (Jul 2014)