Vinous: 93+ points
Dark red cherry, game, smoke, tobacco and licorice are some of the notes that emerge from the 2012 Barolo Cerretta. Dark, imposing and virile in the glass, the Cerretta shows the more masculine side of this site. The Cerretta is deep, pliant and expressive. Far from an easygoing 2012, the Cerretta is going to need at least a few years to soften, but it offers plenty of potential.