Wine Advocate 94 - The 2012 Barolo Vigneto Garretti is a dark and brooding wine that has a long way to travel on its evolutionary track. Only at the beginning of its ageing trajectory, this Barolo reveals stern and uncompromising notes of dark fruit, tar, licorice and smoke. The mouthfeel is firmly constructed, tight and crisp. The bouquet is layered and powerful. Give this wine five more years, at a bare minimum, of cellar aging.
Wine Spectator 92 - This is in the savory, balsamic camp, with loads of wild herb, eucalyptus and menthol aromas and flavors trumping the cherry and berry fruit. There is sweet fruit at the core. Firm tannins lend grip to the long finish. Best from 2020 through 2032.
James Suckling 91 - Smells like bouquet garni with lot of spices and flowers. Dark fruits too. Full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink in 2019.
Typical light red Nebbiolo color. Chewy and rich Barolo with dried mushroom, beery and hazelnut character on the nose. Full-bodied, round and silky tannins on the palate with a long and flavorful finish that is layered and complex.