Gardini Notes (94 points):"An immediacy without regard for the quantity and quality of the descriptors. The sensation that the fruit remains very evident, especially on the mouth: red, both sweet (strawberry and cherry) and tart (raspberry), and neat. Impressions of salt, licorice root, oak, and red peppercorn. Savory-acidic tannins. Very good persistence."
Galloni (93 points):
"The 2012 Barolo Cascina Nuova is striking for its aromatic lift and overall palate presence. Freshly cut flowers, hard candy, sweet red berries, mint, spices and white pepper are some of the signatures. Delicate and sensual throughout, the 2012 offers gorgeous complexity to match its deceptively understated personality. This is a gorgeous Barolo from Elvio Cogno."
Wine Spectator (92 points):
"Though elegant, this red shows textbook rose, cherry and tar flavors, with well-integrated tannins offering support. Bright and juicy, presenting a lingering finish. Best from 2019 through 2033."