Enticing scents of crushed mint, new leather, rose petal and red berry take center stage. The mint note carries over to the precise vibrant palate along with red cherry, wild raspberry and star anise. Taut refined tannins provide structure while fresh acidity lends balance.
95 points, Kerin O'Keefe (September 2017)
The 2013 Barolo Cerequio is a wine of deep, underlying power, grit and determination. The wine opens to black fruit and earthy overtones with sticky tar, licorice and crushed river stone. Surprisingly, the primary fruit is not a protagonist. Instead, the wine offers a smoky and evolved personality that comes as a pleasant surprise. You can taste the youth of the wine, however, on the palate. The nervous tannins need time to integrate and soften.
94 points, Wine Advocate (June 2018)
There's a warmth and softness to this wine that's so enjoyable. Full body, soft and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Lots of berry and walnut character.
93 points, James Suckling (January 2017)
'A stellar Barolo, sturdy and implacable for the moment, embedded with a density of fruit and structural mettle of this prized zone, straddling the towns of la Morra and Barolo itself; in addition to 2013, a prized year and bearer of highly ageable wines. Blood plum, ironstone, bitter chocolate and woodsmoke notes are buried in a fist of tannin, a furl of oak and a splay of laser beam acidity. This is is to be buried in the cellar in the name of the beauty that time will imbue.'
93 points, Ned Goodwin MW, April 2019.
A tightly wound version, whose dense matrix of tannins binds the cherry, licorice, tobacco and iron flavors. All the elements are in the right proportions and should come together nicely in time. Offers fine sweet fruit and a licorice aftertaste.
92 points, Wine Spectator (2017)