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Casalfarneto

2018 Verdicchio 'Fontevecchia'

98

Luca Maroni

Luca Maroni

Casalfarneto

2017 Verdicchio 'Fontevecchia'

97

Luca Maroni

Luca Maroni

Palladino

2012 Barolo Riserva 'San Bernardo'

97

Platinum Award-An immensely powerful wine with huge yet refined, tightly wound tannins and great elegance and beauty. Richly layered black fruit, prune and tobacco leaves with hints of tea. Concentrated and grippy, this will go on and on

Decanter

Stephen Brook

5/30/2018

Gianni Gagliardo

2016 Barolo 'Lazzarito Preve''

97

Intriguing, complex and sophisticated is the sensory profile of a thoroughbred with a thousand sensory nuances, which touches the emotional sphere in the different describable colors. The red flowers blend with notes of currant and raspberry, meeting dark and opulent notes, slightly tinged with black plums, black tea leaves, unripe blackberries and incense. The dark features still prevail in the secondary scene in the shades of black pepper, juniper and lots of chinotto. Medium-full body, tannins perfectly polymerized in the vineyard and integrated into the matrix constitute the fragile but solid backbone at the same time that binds to a balanced and luminous finish in the brilliant closure in the harmony of the taste of beauty. Better from 2022.

WinesCritic.com

Raffaele Vecchione

07/14/2020

Gianni Gagliardo

2007 Barolo 'Serre' (10 Anni)

97

So much dried mushroom with bark, tea and dark berry character here. Full body, dense and tannic. Monster wine. Impressive. Love it. Drink or hold

JamesSuckling.com

James Suckling

10/31/2017

Gianni Gagliardo

2016 Barolo 'La Morra'

97

It shines in the glass and thrills at first glance in the devastating sensorial progression of the symphony orchestra of currant, raspberry, cassis, cherry, magnolia blossom, hibiscus blossom, rose petal and pink grapefruit juice. In the background, the sweet energy of Williams pears combines with lime and jasmine to describe a gentle secondary structure with feminine features. Graphite binds all the notes described, wrapping and creating a complexity that is difficult to replicate. Medium-full body, silky tannins that caress the palate, acidity perfectly fused in the vibrant and austere matrix at the right point and a solid and compact finish that makes radiance a strength and commendable workmanship. Wow! Better from 2022.

WinesCritic.com

Raffaele Vecchione

07/14/2020

Palladino

2017 Barolo 'Parafada'

96+

Gardini Notes

Luca Gardini

12/18/2020

Gianni Gagliardo

2016 Barolo 'Mosconi'

96

Delicate in the sensory manifestation, it excites by touching the emotional sphere in the quality of the fruit that reveals in the glass the notes of indomitable beauty of cherries, wild strawberries, geranium flowers, hibiscus flowers, peppermint and eucalyptus leaves. Still in the background, the balsamic trait is shown in the solid trace of the chopped green tea leaves and merged into the lively notes of the main matrix. Medium-full body, immense in the drinkability of a structured but light and performing matrix in progression. The sweet and perfectly ripe tannins give the hoped-for three-dimensionality of great vintages. The closure is light and of evident quality in one of the most interesting MGAs of recent years in the Langa. Better from 2022.

WinesCritic.com

Raffaele Vecchione

07/14/2020

Gianni Gagliardo

2016 Barolo 'Mosconi'

96

Decadent and wild with sliced-berry and mushroom aromas, as well as dried bark. It’s full-bodied with lots of tannins and new wood to the ripe fruit at the end. The purity of fruit and forest-floor character is very special. Big wine, which will come around with age. Better after 2023

JamesSuckling.com

James Suckling

08/04/2020

Terra Rossa

2015 Brunello di Montalcino

96

Dark cherry and plum aromas with peach and hints of sandalwood. Some white-truffle undertones. Full- bodied, dense and layered with lots of beautiful fruit and intensity. Yet, there’s a subtle and focused nature to this. Better after 2022.

JamesSuckling.com

James Suckling

10/01/19

Gianni Gagliardo

2015 Barolo 'Mosconi'

96

Extremely perfumed and floral here. Hints of honeysuckle and rose petals with pretty fruit. Full-bodied yet tight and polished with a focused center palate and a flavorful finish. Fine tannins, yet powerful. Very long. First year for this new wine

JamesSuckling.com

James Suckling

1/31/2019

Gianni Gagliardo

2016 Barolo 'Monvigliero'

96

Different and exciting in the sensorial profile, this young Barolo shows notes drawn in dark tones that strongly recall blackberries, black tea leaves, sweet licorice and bergamot peel. The precision of execution is masterful and speechless. A secondary matrix emerges fearlessly to tell of wet rosemary and white musk. What an essence! Full body, ripe tannins of remarkable enveloping quality and perfectly polymerized and a broad finish with a voluminous trend but which does not detract from the progression of the top players in the Langa. Better from 2022.

WinesCritic.com

Raffaele Vecchione

07/14/2020

Terra Rossa

2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

96

Aromas of cedar, balsamic and roses with some chocolate and toffee undertones. It’s full-bodied, tight and rich with a succulent palate and a long, beautiful finish. Plush is a nice descriptor here. Drink after 2023, but so delicious now

JamesSuckling.com

James Suckling

11/02/20

Gianni Gagliardo

2013 Barolo 'Lazzarito Preve'

96

Aromas of licorice, rose petals and berries. Full body, chewy tannins and lots of fruit. It's tight and polished, and there's so much going on. Very cool. Best ever from this vineyard. Try in 2022

JamesSuckling.com

James Suckling

11/30/2017

Gianni Gagliardo

2015 Barolo 'Serra dei Turchi'

96

Fabulous aromas of dark berries, plums and spice with hints of dried tea and mahogany. Full-bodied, very tight and focused with a solid core of fruit and a long, flavorful finish. So well-integrated. De-stemmed by hand. 125 magnums made. Drink in 2022

JamesSuckling.com

James Suckling

1/31/2019

Gianni Gagliardo

2016 Barolo 'La Morra'

96

Bright ruby, floral nose, sleek and luscious with bright raspberry and roses, racy acidity and pure, focused style; elegant and deep with amazing finesse; long and stunning

Tasting Panel Magazine

Anthony Dias Blue

09/22/2020

Palladino

2016 Barolo 'Ornato'

96

I’ve tasted extremely impressive wines from Palladino in past vintages, but never one that attained this level of excellence. Additionally, the Ornato cru has been the source for many superb vintages made by the famous house of Pio Cesare, but I’m having trouble recalling one that was as impressive in overall terms as this wine. It is broad and weighty in overall profile for the vintage, yet shows remarkable purity of fruit for a big, powerful wine. Moreover, its weight and size weren’t achieved at the cost of any over-extraction, as it shows not hard edges from an overly long maceration or an excessively hot fermentation. The oak is very well measured, lending spice notes but never intruding on the core of fruit. As for that fruit, it really displays the wonderful character made possible by the vintage, showing primary sweetness all the way through the finish, but never any candied or stewed character indicating an overly ambitious late picking date. Quite simply, a marvelous achievement from this house.

Wine Review Online

Michael Franz

6/30/20

Palladino

2013 Barolo Riserva 'San Bernardo'

96

My records indicate that I was fortunate to taste and score this wine “blind” in Alba on January 25, 2019, but a lot of water has passed under the proverbial bridge since then, so I didn’t recall that when I was again fortunate to taste a press sample of it last week. Despite that, my scores from the two tastings were identical, despite very different circumstances and 18 intervening months. Indeed, the main elements in my review from the blind tasting (which I just looked up as I write this) correspond perfectly to how the wine tastes now, after shipment to the USA. It shows marvelously expressive aromas immediately after the cork is pulled, with very heady scents of ripe fruit intermingled with multiple savory notes recalling cured meat and wild mushrooms. It is almost as quick out of the starting block in terms of flavor, displaying both red and black fruit tones as well as balsamic and spicy accents. The tannins are abundant but very fine in grain, lending shape to the ripe fruit flavors but without impinging on the wine’s very long, beautifully proportionate finish. One last thing: Many Barolo lovers deserted the “Riserva” category because many of the wines were criminally over-oaked during the “modernist” period that began in the 1990s before receding around 2005. Some modernist wines became very good with age, but the worst of the barrique-blasted Riservas started blunt and hard with wood tannins, stayed hard, and scared away a lot of wine lovers who had paid big money for them. This wine is a wonderful case in counterpoint, and although it will probably get better in the years ahead, it is totally ready to rock right now

Wine Review Online

Michael Franz

07/21/20

Gianni Gagliardo

2015 Barolo 'Lazzarito Preve'

95

This has an exotic edge with plenty of cedary oak across pomegranate and dried-flower aromas, as well as flinty and ferrous nuances. The tannins are assertive and drive boldy, delivering a strong, cherry and red-plum core. Long finish. Try from 2023

JamesSuckling.com

James Suckling

1/31/2019

Cantine Dei

2015 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 'Bossona'

95

Highly Recommended-This red is broad, yet vivid and focused, featuring violet, black current, blueberry, iron and tobacco aromas and flavors. A swath of dense tannins lends support as this plays out on the long aftertaste. Distinctive and complex. Drink now through 2036.

Wine Spectator

Bruce Sanderson

10/31/2020

Palladino

2017 Barolo 'Ornato'

95

Gardini Notes

Luca Gardini

12/18/2020

Il Poggiolo

2015 Brunello di Montalcino

95

Light-medium ruby color, smooth, earthy nose, smooth, juicy and precise, articulated and balanced with bright acid structure and pure fruit; long and lovely

Tasting Panel Magazine

Anthony Dias Blue

09/22/2020

Palladino

2016 Barolo 'Serralunga'

95

Deep young garnet; aromas of aromas of ripe red cherry, red poppy and
rosemary – very appealing! Medium-full with lively acidity, distinct red spice
notes that are very attractive, excellent ripeness, medium-weight, refined tannins
and excelllent persistence. Bright fruit, beautiful varietal purity and lovely overall
harmony, this is quite an accomplishment for a communal Barolo. Approachable
now – better in 2-3 years with peak drinking in 8-12 years.

Italian Wine Report

Tom Hyland

10/01/2020

Palladino

2016 Barolo 'Parafada'

95

Decanter

Andrew Jefford

09/01/2020

Terra Rossa

2016 Brunello di Montalcino

95

This is a refined, full-bodied red with dried leaves, tobacco and smoked-meat notes. Intense, fine tannins. Concentrated flavor of dried cherries and citrus peel accompany the earthy character. Drink after 2024

JamesSuckling.com

James Suckling

10/28/20

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