Winemaker Notes: "A deep garnet with brilliant highlights, the wine shows ample black currant, apricot, cherry, mint and spice on the nose. The aromas are confirmed on the palate in a rich, full body with healthy tannins and a lingering finish. Match this wine with beef, buffalo, boar and venison dishes, rich stews and aged Parmesan. A cooler growing season in 2010 resulted in elegant wines of higher acidity. South-facing vineyards produced the most favorable results."
The Wine Advocate 95pts: "The 2010 Barolo Cerequio is a tightly and compact expression that will definitely flesh out with more years in the bottle. At this point, it already shows an impressive level of complexity and balance that bodes well for its longevity. Small berry fruit, white truffle, hazelnut, crushed granite and balsam herb find seamless integration."
James Suckling92pts: "A wine with berry, mushroom and white-truffle aromas. Full body with fine tannins and fruity finish. Subtle and polished. "