Vinous: 92 points
The 2012 Barolo Pernanno packs a serious punch. Mid-weight, linear and driven in style, the Pernanno is going to need at least a few years to fully come together. White pepper, chalk, red stone fruit, mint and savory herbs are laced together nicely. The 2012 is driving, intense and beautifully delineated throughout, with firm tannins that need time to soften.