Category Archives: Reviews and prizes

Daniele Cernilli – 2011 Barbaresco Roncaglie – 90/100

«From Nebbiolo grapes, 12 months in oak barrels, of which one third new, and 12 in large barrels. Bright ruby and concentrated. Olfactory phase of dark fruit as plum, excellent spicy touch never intrusive and very classic floral side. Stylish taste, with a good impact, a beautiful progression and tannins of great quality, never excessive. […]

Jancis Robinson – 2004 Barbaresco Roncaglie revisited – 16.5+/20

«Still youthful-looking ruby with orange tinges. A little nutty and developed and sweet. Grainy sweet-sour cherry palate but surprisingly backward on the finish. Refreshing acidity and elegant palate weight.» 2004 Barbaresco Roncaglie 16.5+/20 – Walter Speller, Jancis Robinson wine guide

Wine Enthusiast – 2011 Barbaresco Roncaglie – 90/100

«Fragrances suggest wild berry layered with notes of forest floor, red rose, leather, clove and balsam. On the palate, sage, thyme and espresso back up sensations of ripe Morello cherry alongside tightly woven and assertive tannins that need time to unwind. Drink 2016–2023.» 2011 Barbaresco Roncaglie 90/100 – Wine Enthusiast – Kerin O’Keefe Also reviewed […]

L’Espresso – 2011 Barbaresco Roncaglie – 17/20

«Fascinating developed notes of dried flowers, earth and licorice; palate, very juicy and flavorful, balanced and spicy development, with good final taste.» Barbaresco Roncaglie 2011 17/20 – L’Espresso – I vini d’Italia 2015 (in Italian) 2011 Barbaresco 16.5/20 «Soft and full fruit, solid continuous body, gradual development and silky tannins» 2013 Barbarera d’Asti 15.5/20 2012 […]

Vinous – 2011 Barbaresco – Score 92

«The Piacentino family continues their rise into the upper echelon of producers in Barbaresco with these two very pretty 2011s.This year I have a slight preference for the straight Barbaresco, as the Roncaglie is a bit marked by oak. This site on the southern side of town seems to be intrinsically better suited to a […]