2013 Damilano ‘Cannubi’ Barolo
Wine Spectator 93: Polished overall despite a base of firm, dusty tannins. Features cherry, plum, leather, graphite and tobacco flavors. Extends on the vibrant finish, with fruit, leather and light grassy notes. Best from 2020 through 2035.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 94: The 2013 Barolo Cannubi is a layered and enriched expression that shows both elegance and power. This is a beautiful quality that is so specific to the celebrated Cannubi cru. The wine is silky and dense in texture and offers generous aromas of dark fruit, cassis, licorice and balsam herb. There is moist earth and some dustiness on the finish. The Barolo offers all of the most graceful aromatic highlights that you should expect of Nebbiolo. These qualities will improve with age.
James Suckling 95: A rich and polished red with plums, berries, hints of spices and mushrooms. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a pretty finish. Drink in 2019.
Wine Enthusiast 92: Enticing scents of violet, rose, new leather, perfumed berry and aromatic herb are front and center. Full-bodied and elegant, the taut structured palate delivers morello cherry, raspberry, white pepper and star anise alongside tightly knit fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. It's still youthfully austere and needs time to fully come around. Drink 2023–2038.