The Luigi Baudana 2015 Barolo Baudana, with fruit from Serralunga d'Alba, is a wine with a very promising aging future ahead. Starting with the firmness of its core and its tightly knit fabric, this wine offers all the main criteria for graceful cellaring. You get bright primary fruit, along with crisp acidity and rock-solid structure. You won't miss those characteristic Serralunga d'Alba tannins. Give the wine time to soften, relax and flesh out further. Still nervous in its youth, this pretty wine will award those who wait.
95 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # 243 - Jun 2019)
Macerated cherry, floral, licorice, mineral and Asian spice flavors highlight this firmly structured red. Taut and balanced, with plenty in reserve, building to a long, detailed finish. Best from 2022 through 2045. 400 cases made, 75 cases imported.
95 points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Oct 2019)
This offers textbook Nebbiolo aromas of rose, forest floor, red berry, tobacco and a balsamic whiff of eucalyptus. The enveloping, delicious palate has structure and finesse, doling out juicy Morello cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice and clove framed in tightly knit but refined tannins. Drink 2023–2035.
95 points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2019)
The 2015 Barolo Baudana is powerful, ample and deep, with tons of brightness to play off the sweet red cherry and pomegranate fruit. Already quite expressive, the 2015 appears to have a very bright future. Even today, its balance is simply impeccable. Within the context of the year, the 2015 Baudana is one of the most polished refined wines readers will taste.
94+ points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Feb 2019)
From a cru named for the Baudana family, who have been farming vines in this corner of Serralunga for as long as anyone can remember, this Barolo rested for 31 months in large Slavonia casks, developing notes of dried leaves and graphite to balance its deep, rich tones of cherry and plum. Firm, mineral tannins bring focus to the bold fruit and provide good aging potential.
94 points, Wine & Spirits (Dec 2019)