James Suckling (96 points):
"Aromas of fresh mushrooms, blackberries and blueberries. Dried orange peel, too. Full body and a dense and rich palate. So much tension and muscle. Impressive. Drink in 2020 but already gorgeous."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (95 points):
"The 2011 Barolo Riserva Vigna Elena is a pure expression of the Rosé clone, a subvariety of Nebbiolo that is seeing a small but steady upswing in popularity. This wine is only made in the best vintages. This is a deep and brooding wine that carries its extra weight and volume with the grace of a classic ballet dancer. There is ample power and determination here that will undoubtedly carry the wine forward in its aging trajectory."