This is elegant, exuding cherry, plum, eucalyptus and mineral flavors. There is a chalky element in the texture that's clean and drying as this tightens up on the finish, with fine intensity and length. Best from 2023 through 2040. 1,000 cases imported.
93 points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Nov 2020)
Fragrant and refined, this focused red opens with alluring scents of iris, woodland berry, botanical herb and pipe tobacco. It's vibrant and linear, featuring strawberry compote, raspberry and star anise framed in bright acidity and taut, polished tannins. Drink 2022–2028.
93 points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Sep 2020)
Extremely perfumed on the nose with cherry, cedar and light asphalt character. Full-bodied, yet vivid and energetic with fine, polished tannins and a long, succulent finish. Pretty already, but better after 2022 and onwards.
93 points, James Suckling (Aug 2020)
The 2016 Barolo is a terrific choice for near and medium-term drinking. Sweet red berry fruit, mint, spice, cedar and pipe tobacco all grace this airy, finessed Barolo. The 2016 can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring, although a bit of time in bottle will help soften the tannins a touch. This is very nicely done.
91 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Oct 2020)