| Vinous 89 points (Nov 2014)
The 2012 Barbera d’Asti Le Orme is a pretty, floral red with plenty of near-term appeal. The flavors are bright and perfumed in this silky, mid-weight Barbera. Cherry pit, smoke, tobacco, chalk and sage linger on the polished, silky finish. The 2012 Le Orme is a delicious entry-level offering from Michele Chiarlo.
Wine Spectator 88 points (Oct 15 2014)
On the rustic side, with dusty tannins interrupting the black cherry, plum and earth flavors. Peppery finish. Best from 2016 through 2020. 41,665 cases made.-BS