87-90? Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2004
Full ruby-red. Black raspberry, coffee, menthol and a whiff of cocoa powder on the nose. Sweet and dense on entry, then high-pitched and youthfully medicinal in the middle palate, with a suggestion of cherry cough syrup. A very backward Barolo for this producer, finishing with rather tough tannins that call for at least six to eight years of aging.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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