Vinous: 92 points
The 2011 Barolo Vigna del Gris is quite pretty. Soft, supple and impeccable in the glass, the 2011 is a model of pure sensuality. Sweet red cherry, plum, mint and high-toned spices meld together as this super-expressive Barolo shows off its open, resonant personality. The typically floral Vigna del Gris perfume is present, while the slightly angular contours typical of this site are softened in 2011, yielding a Barolo with unusual early appeal.