James Suckling 97 - The pure fruit aromas are mind-blowing with meat, fresh flowers, citrus fruit and sliced strawberries. Full body, ultra-fine tannins. Fabulous texture. Super subtle fruit and finesse. Wow. Drink in 2020 but so entrancing now.
Vinous 94 - The 2012 Barolo Campè is tannic and imposing, with less near term appeal than is typically found here. Beams of tannin give the 2012 much of its shape and overall energy, but it is the translucence of the fruit that is the most unique signature. The stylistic shift that has taken place over the last few years is evident. Red raspberry, mint, rose petal, sweet tobacco and French oak meld into the deep, layered finish.
Wine Advocate 93 - The 2012 Barolo Campè Vürsù is built with strength and power on the inside, but gives an outward appearance that is more introvert and delicate. The bouquet is redolent of dried cherry, cassis, licorice, cola and grilled rosemary. The aromatic presentation is slightly sharper and more focused compared to past vintages of this wine. This Barolo should age nicely over the years, putting on more weight and fleshiness as it moves forward.
Wine Spectator 91 - Wonderful perfume envelops both the fruity and the savory aspects of this Nebbiolo, whose cherry, eucalyptus, wild herb and leather flavors are allied to severe tannins, lending an austerity now, but this red stays long and finds balance in the end. Best from 2020 through 2035.
Wine Enthusiast 91 - Fragrant blue flower, menthol and a hint of exotic spice aromas come together on this firmly structured wine. The elegant palate still needs to fully open up but already reveals ripe Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, white pepper and a hint of orange peel alongside firm, polished tannins. Drink after 2018–2023.
Aromas of raspberry, mint, rose petal and sweet tobacco. Beams of tannin give the 2012 much of its shape and overall energy, but it is the translucence of the fruit that is the most unique signature.