Wine Enthusiast 93 - Leather, dark spice, cherries marinated in spirits and a balsamic note come together in the glass. The ripe, chewy palate delivers chocolate covered cherry, coffee, tobacco and clove alongside firm, fine-grained tannins. Drink 2022–2032.
Vinous 92 - Sweet red cherry, iron, smoke, tobacco and white pepper are some of the signatures in the 2012 Barolo Baudana. This is another intense, searing Barolo that is going to need time. Today, the tannins are pretty much overpowering, but there is good depth of fruit lurking beneath. The Baudana is the more delicate of the two single-vineyard Barolos, in relative terms, given that both are very clearly Serralunga wines. If opened young, the 2012 needs quite a bit of air.
Dark black fruit nose. Incredibly intense in the mouth. Generous fruit, ripe tannins, well integrated acidity. tingly long finish, high acid, pot-pouri, savory, intense. Powerhouse w/elegance.