Gardini Notes (97 points):"The Novello vineyard, translated by whoever opens the window in the morning and finds it in front of them, represents the symbiosis between man and cru, with a stylistic, rigorous elegance. From the vine, a wine faithful to its birthplace, very neat and because of this, already very enjoyable. Flowery, juicy, and never widening, while instead extending thanks to a dense flavor. Flavorful and abundant tannins, but not too much."
Galloni (94 points):
"The 2012 Barolo Ravera is another gorgeous wine from Cogno. An exotic melange of orange peel, cinnamon, spices, licorice and dried rose petal lifts from the glass as this sublime, nuanced Barolo gradually opens up. Deceptively medium in body, the 2012 Ravera captures the pedigree of this great Barolo site. The Ravera emerges from 70 year-old vines, 60% Lampia and 40% Michet in terms of clonal composition. With time, the Ravera gains weight, power and intensity, all with streaks of supporting tannin that give the wine its sense of proportion."
Wine Enthusiast Magazine (94 points):
"Lovely scents of rose petal, iris and perfumed berry slowly take shape in this striking wine. The full-bodied palate delivers ripe red cherry, licorice, white pepper, cinnamon and sage alongside firm, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. A mineral note wraps around the finish. Hold for even more complexity; drink 2019–2024."