The Ceretta has a very intense ruby red color with garnet reflections. The aromas are fresh to the nose with mature fruits, spice and licorice.
On the palate, the taste is warm and elegant complemented with mint and spicy notes.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 95
"With the 2007 Barolo Cerretta Altare demonstrates the elegance that can be coaxed from this site in Serralunga. The Cerretta is the only Barolo Altare makes from vineyards outside his hometown of La Morra, but the house style nevertheless comes through in spades. Dark fruit, tar, licorice, smoke and scorched earth are some of the nuances that flow from this muscular, virile Barolo."
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 93+
Dark red. Lovely floral lift to the flavors of blackberry, violet, tar, licorice and spicecake. At once sweet and serious, with highly concentrated flavors of currant, minerals and camphor. A more muscular style than Altare's Barolos from La Morra (this is Serralunga, after all!) but wonderfully broad and deep. The substantial tooth-furring tannins avoid the dry edge shown by the normale, and the slightly medicinal, austere finish saturates the mouth with subtle perfume of dried fruits, botanical herbs and mint. A terrific and vibrant Serralunga Barolo in need of patience.
James Suckling (JS): 94
"Truffles and blackberries and spices on the nose. This is gorgeous, full body, with velvety tannins and a bright finish. Love the finish. Powerful tannin backbone. This is a new vineyard Cerretta. This will be sold in six years."