Wine Spectator (93 points):
"Aromatic, offering floral, licorice, tar and spice notes surrounding a core of cherry. The fruit is more prominent on the palate, where accents of mint and leather also peek through. On the elegant side, with fine balance and length. Best from 2023 through 2042."
James Suckling (93 points):
"Plums, hazelnuts and dried flowers follow through to a medium to full body, round and creamy tannins and a flavorful finish. Really pretty and balanced. Needs time to soften, but already a beauty. Drink after 2022."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (92 points & "Great value"):
"Here's a great value for Nebbiolo watchers. The Ellena Giuseppe 2016 Barolo del Comune di La Morra shows the precision and focus of the vintage with soft tannins, bright fruit flavors and balanced acidity. The bouquet is redolent of wild berry, cassis, tilled earth and blue flower. This Barolo represents a blend of fruit from the Ascheri cru in La Morra."