Very aromatic and captivating on that basis alone, it reflects the lighter side of Barolo, as it should, coming from La Morra. It dances on the palate, conveying a Burgundian-like elegance and airiness -- then the firm tannins hit. A bit of oak flavor from barrel aging is apparent at this stage, but not intrusive. Judging from past vintages, the oak will become integrated, leaving a suave and even more refined texture.
— Michael Apstein