Big black fruit with just a hint of bitter chocolate, this is a ripe and dynamic carignano that has a lot of depth and a very solid tannin structure that gives the long finish a lot of drive. Drink or hold.
93 points, James Suckling (Oct 2018)
This is excellent expression of old vine Carignano, juicy yet balanced and rewarding, very pure.
93 points, Bob Sprentall, B-21 Proprietor (Oct 2020)
This beautiful wine shows extra exuberance, richness and texture in this vintage. The 2015 Carignano del Sulcis Riserva Rocca Rubia is aged in barrique for 12 months. Between the warmth and cheerful sunshine of the vintage, plus the extra toast and spiciness you get from the oak regime, this pretty offering shows the volume and character to pair with roast lamb or pork. To those savory dishes, this wine will add cherry and wild berry fruit with grilled rosemary and other herbs followed by tar and tobacco. This is not a full-flown, full-bodied wine, but it almost is. Production is significant with 600,000 bottles made.
92+ points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Nov 2019)