Gardini Notes (93 points):"Fruity aromas, in particular, those of the woods. A spiced touch of nutmeg and red peppercorns give vivacity to the bouquet. On the palate, fruity, spicy, and slightly alcoholic. The tannins, though biting are however, properly extracted."
Galloni (92 points):
"Christmas spices, orange peel, sweet red cherries, mint, leather and cedar are some of the notes that blossom in Cogno's 2012 Barbaresco Bordini. A wine that captures the breadth and structure of Neive, the Bordini is an excellent choice for drinking over the next decade or so. Like all of the wines of the year, the Bordini is likely to offer its best drinking sooner rather than later."