Stephen Tanzer: 93+
"(from Treiso; this rocky vineyard is more than a hundred meters higher than Rivetti's Gallina or Starderi vines; 14.8% alcohol) Moderately saturated medium red. Highly perfumed aromas of rose petal and marzipan ("like Serralunga Barolo in its perfume," notes Rivetti). Then powerful, vibrant and deep, with an almost Barolo-like density and plushness. Thanks to acidity a half-gram higher than that of the other 2001 Barbarescos the wine maintains superb vinosity and perfume in the mouth, and carries its high alcohol gracefully. Finishes with building, noble tannins and terrific persistence." (Nov 2004)
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