($90) Good medium red. Highly aromatic nose for the vintage: redcurrant, dried rose, leather, mocha. Then lively and perfumed, with subtle flavors of red berries, minerals and brown spices. Finishes firmly tannic, juicy and vibrant. Very good classic Barolo, with its oakiness under control. (Marc de Grazia; numerous importers, including Michael Skurnik Wines, Syosset, NY; Vin Divino, Chicago, IL; and Estate Wines Ltd., San Rafael, CA)
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: November/December 2004
Wine Spectator | Rating: 96
Beautifully silky and refined, with fantastic cherry, mineral and raspberry character. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, amazing finish. Keeps going. Superfresh. Chiara Boschis took over the Pira winery in 1990 and this is her best wine to date. 940 cases made.
Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92
Chiara Boschis's 2000 Barolo Cannubi, from magnum, has aged gracefully. It remains fresh, vibrant and loaded with Cannubi character. Sweet, silky tannins frame red fruit, spices and minerals, all of which emerge from this effortless, beautifully balanced Barolo. The finish is elegant and round, with pretty scents of French oak that add nuance and complexity. The magnum format has clearly helped maintain freshness.