Wine Enthusiast (WE): 92
"Elio Altare is among the most important producers of the La Morra area of Barolo and this non-cru wine shows his talents. There are smoky notes of roasted hazelnut and chocolate that frame lively aromas of cassis and red currants. There’s great depth and delicacy here and the wine boasts polished tannins and a long finish. Drink after 2010. "
Wine Spectator (WS): 92
"Very intense aromas of ripe fruit and fresh-cut flowers. Turns to nectarine. Full-bodied, with very polished yet abundant tannins. Long and caressing. Balanced and pretty." The Wine Spectator