JS 95 AG 93 WA 93 WS 92 IWC 91 Pts - According to James Suckling - Lots of blackberry and cherry character with hints of spices. Plummy. Full body and super-velvety tannins. The finish is juicy and pleasantly chewy. Lovely austerity. Hard to say if 2009 is better than 2008. Better in 2015.
According to Antonio Galloni - Spices, red cherries, new leather and tobacco all waft from the glass in the 2009 Barolo Cannubi. The most aromatically expressive of the 2009 Barolos I tasted, the Cannubi is sensual, layered and generous. The signatures of both the site and house style come through in an ample, broad Barolo with tons of near and medium term appeal. This is one of the best Barolos I have tasted from Damilano in some time. If this is the direction the estate is headed in, the future looks bright.
According to Wine Advocate - The following three single-vineyard expressions all show evident oak tones that need more time to integrate with three to five more years of bottle age. The 2009 Barolo Cannubi is the most feminine and delicate of the three, with fragrant floral tones and bright fruit to distinguish it. The wine is subtle and strong at the same time with a medium build and impressive staying power. You do, however, get lots of spice and roasted coffee at the onset that should diminish with time. This wine is built to last longest with silky, polished tannins. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.
According to Wine Spectator - This elegant, expressive red is packed with sweet cherry and strawberry fruit, with leather and spice flavors. The ripe tannins need a few years to integrate fully. Long and detailed on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2030.
According to International Wine Cellar - Good full red. More balsamic aromas of resin, menthol and truffle. Then more concentrated and backward than the Lecinquevigne, but less sweet and giving today. Finishes with dusty, building tannins that betray a slight dryness. Needs time. 14.5% ABV. Rated 90+
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