Wine Advocate 92 points - The entry-level 2011 Barolo Lecinquevigne is produced with fruit that is sourced from various points throughout the appellation. I highly enjoyed tasting this wine and I enthusiastically recommend it as a result, especially thanks to its affordable price tag. Some 60,000 bottles were produced. Barolo Lecinquevigne opens to bright cherry and blackberry aromas that are followed by delicate tones of spice, tar and licorice. The finish is long and smooth.
Wine Enthusiast 92 points - Aromas of ripe plum, dark berry, violet, baking spice, leather and tilled earth all come together in the glass. The juicy, structured palate doles out crushed black cherry, anise, ground pepper, tobacco and a hint of chopped herb. It boasts a great depth of flavors and fruit purity, while firm, velvety tannins give it an almost creamy mouthfeel. Drink 2018-2027.
James Suckling 91 points - A Barolo with a lovely core of ripe fruit, velvety tannins and a rich, fruity, spicy finish. Savory and delicious. Yet shows grip with tannin structure at the finish.
Wine Spectator 88 points - Tightly coiled, with strawberry, cherry, leather and tobacco flavors locked within the tannic grip. The fruit returns on the vibrant finish. Best from 2018 through 2028. 8,330 cases made.
(Jun 15 2015)