WA 92 AG (90-92) WS 91 Pts - According to Wine Advocate - "The 2011 Barolo Castiglione is Vietti's proverbial bread-and-butter wine. It is made in larger volumes (the 2011 vintage saw 56,000 bottles produced) and it shows consistent quality that consumers have come to count on. Fruit is sourced from the greater Castiglione area. The nose is compact and impeccable with dark cherry and plum, backed by spice, licorice and anise seed. There's even a playful touch of bitter chocolate on the close."
According to Antonio Galloni - "The 2011 Barolo Castiglione is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Sweet red berries, freshly cut flowers, spices and mint are some of the many notes that grace the palate in a young Barolo with extraordinary finesse. Although just bottled, the 2011 shows very, very well today."
According to Wine Spectator - "Cherry, leather and iron aromas add eucalyptus and tobacco flavors as this polished red unfolds on the palate. Stays balanced and should be approachable soon. Sweet berry, tobacco and mineral details grace the finish. Best from 2018 through 2028."
According to James Suckling - "Bright and beautiful with dried berry, hazelnut and citrus character. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. All the Vietti pedigree here with a more reasonable price. Better in 2018." 14.5% ABV.