|2009: 87 Points - Nathan Wesley, Wine Spectator: "A fresh red, featuring notes of game and grilled rosemary to the plum and black cherry fruit, as hints of smoke and graphite fill out the finish."
2009: 88 Points - Ian d'Agata, Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars: "Bright red. Vibrantly perfumed nose offers plum, red berries, licorice and dry spices. Bright and juicy, with nicely integrated acidity intensifying the red fruit flavors. A very tasty style of carignano, finishing with fine-grained tannins but with a hint of bitterness and modest length."
2009: 89 Points - Antonio Galloni, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Carignano del Sulcis Grotta Rossa is another sleek, elegant wine. The estate is especially skilled with Carignano, and that comes through in spades, even in this entry-level bottling. Dark red fruit, crushed flowers, leather and licorice are nicely supported on a mid-weight frame. Floral notes reappear on the finish, adding lift and proportion. "