James Suckling (97 points):"Wonderful complexity and subtlety here with firmness. Aromas of orange peel, stones, walnuts and dark fruits. Medium to full body, plenty of fruit and a racy finish. A beauty. Drink or hold."
Wine Enthusiast (97 points & "Cellar Selection"):
"Wild berry, iris, rose and a potpourri of culinary spice aromas emerge on the nose of this stunning red. Radiant and full bodied, the palate is young and primary at this stage but already evokes morello cherry, licorice, pipe tobacco and aromatic herbs. Bright acidity and taut tannins provide impeccable balance and an impressive, age-worthy structure. Drink 2025–2043."
Gardini Notes (97 points):
"From a typical Novello cru, a citrusy Barolo that then turns toward red fruit of strawberry and cherry, finished by rich flavor and evident, though pleasing balsamic notes."