"The dense, brooding 2001 Barolo offers sensations of spices, minerals and underbrush on the nose followed by plenty of dark fruit on a muscular frame of great length and harmony. The wine shut down quickly in the glass, and appears headed for a period of dormancy, after which it will no doubt offer tremendous drinking pleasure. A Casa Vinicola Bruno Giacosa bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2021."
"I really like the plum, blackberry and cedar character of this wine. Full-bodied, with fine, velvety tannins and a long, rich finish. A gorgeous, pretty wine. I like this as much as the 2000. Best after 2007."