| Wine Advocate 90 points (Jun 2015)
The 2011 Barolo is an expansive wine that shows great definition and ample richness that is reflective of the warm growing season. It opens to soft lines with plush tones of ripe berry, black cherry, spice and mahogany. It is best suited for near-term consumption. Soft lines and plush tannins characterize the finish.
Wine Enthusiast 92 points (Nov 2015)
Round and already surprisingly accessible, this full-bodied red offers aromas and flavors of ripe black cherry, leather, licorice, cake spices, orange zest and a balsamic note. Polished tannins provide the framework and give it a smooth texture. Drink through 2021.
James Suckling 92 points (Apr 2015)
Lots of pretty, ripe yet subtle fruit in this wine with plum, dried strawberry and spice character. Full body, silky tannins and a fresh finish. Better in 2018.
Wine Spectator 92 points (Feb 29 2016)
A tightly coiled version, with a solid core of black cherry framed by licorice and spice accents. Though locked up for now, this shows the potential for a long evolution. Delivers fine ripeness and midpalate density. Best from 2019 through 2033. 5,000 cases made.
Vinous 89 points (Mar 2015)
Massolino’s 2011 Barolo is soft, round and sensual, very much in the style of the year. Dried flowers, new leather, plums and red cherries are all laced together in a supple, juicy Barolo with tons of near and medium-term appeal.