WE 92 JS 91 Vinous 90 Pts - According to Wine Enthusiast - Editor's Choice! - Aromas of wild cherry, rose petals and cake spices lead the nose. The juicy palate offers ripe black cherry, fleshy raspberry, white pepper and mineral notes alongside bracing, refined tannins and fresh acidity. This will offer fine drinking through 2020.
According to James Suckling - Aromatic and fresh with dried-berry, dried-mushroom and dried-citrus character. Full body, firm tannins and a crisp finish. Better in 2016 when the tannins soften.
According to Antonio Galloni - The 2011 Barbaresco is a pretty, entry-level offering. Sweet tobacco, crushed flowers, orange peel, spices, anise and dried cherries lift from the glass in a feminine, gracious Barbaresco with considerable near and medium-term appeal. Despite its mid-weight personality, the 2011 has more than enough depth and density to drink well for at least a handful of years.
According to Wine Spectator - A pretty style, with strawberry and cherry notes uplifted by a supple texture and refined tannins. Well-proportioned, firming up on the long finish. Best from 2017 through 2026.
According to Stephen Tanzer - Medium red. Deep aromas of red cherry, rose petal and underbrush. A nicely delicate, juicy midweight; on the light side but with decent intensity and good floral lift and cut. Has more depth to support its dusty tannins than the 2010 version.... 14% ABV.