($72) Full, deep red. Vibrant aromas of raspberry, smoke and underbrush; as with the 2001s, this comes across as more primary than the Barbaresco. Fat, dense and backward, with a layered texture and superb acidity for the vintage. Not at all a jammy style of 2000; in fact, this seems distinctly cool and aristocratic. The huge, rising finish features big, ripe tannins and powerful, brooding fruit.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: November/December 2004
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93
Meaty and earthy aromas open to wonderful raspberries and strawberries. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a lovely chocolate, berry aftertaste. Drink this and understand Barolo. 7,000 cases made.
Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90
The 2000 Barolo, with a powerful contribution of licorice and tar, is a wine of important length, intensity, and grip which will need a bit of time to round off its tannins.