Wine Spectator 92 points - Pure blackberry and violet on the nose. Full-bodied, with beautiful ripe fruit flavors. This has ripe, round tannins, yet it’s balanced and reserved. Harmonious and refined. Best after 2011. 1,200 cases made.
(Jun 15 2008)
Wine Advocate 91 points - Medium garnet colour with a slight brick rim. Enticing aromas of crushed cherries, raspberries, game, potpourri, star anise, Sichuan pepper and cassia. The palate gives a nice contrast of crisp acidity and rich fruit with a medium to firm level of finely grained tannins. Long finish with lots of fruit and savoury layers. Drink now to 2017. Tasted June 2009. (Nov 2009)
An impeccable balance. Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d'Alba match here in a superlative way. Aroma and finesse with power and body at the same time. Sweet nose, with hints of cherry, black currant and licorice.
Fruity tannins. A union of characters. Aged for two years in large casks.