James Suckling 96 - Aromas of ripe strawberry, violet, rose petal and sandalwood follow through a full body, round and very silky tannins and a long and linear finish. The tannin texture caresses for minutes. Better in 2020.
Vinous 93 - The 2012 Barolo Sorì Ginestra is one of the more understated wines I have tasted here in some time. Silky, pliant and expressive, the 2012 boasts considerable aromatic presence to match its overall weight and intensity on the palate. A host of lavender, smoke, mint, plum, spice and savory herb overtones add the closing shades of nuance.
Wine & Spirits 93 - This wine’s floral scents and high-toned red fruit flavors feel rosy and lifted; they seem to have density without weight. Flavors of licorice and anise accent the cherry and plum fruit, with cool notes of menthol that direct the flavors in an upward arc. The ferrous tannins show some roundness and baking-spice notes from two years in French oak barriques, but the red fruit flavors feel vibrant and transparent, finishing with a clean sensation.
Wine Spectator 90 - Though dense and chewy, this features a core of sweet cherry, currant, licorice and tobacco flavors. The tannins are assertive, but all the elements are well-proportioned. Best from 2018 through 2030.
Deep garnet with ruby hues, with a rich, fruity and persistent bouquet of rose petals, brushwood and berries this wine is full bodied, luscious, and austere on the palate.