Wine Spectator 90 points – A bright, fresh version, with savory cherry, tobacco, woodsy and tar flavors. Balanced, remaining firm and long on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2029. 8,333 cases made. -BS.October/2017
Wine Enthusiast 93 points – Aromas of red berry, violet and baking spice are front and center. Polished and savory, the palate offers cinnamon and crushed herb alongside a backbone of refined tannins. Bright acidity lends nice balance. Drink 2023-2033..September/2017
Wine Advocate 93 points – This is Damilano’s classic Barolo (we are urged to no longer use the word ”base”) that is made with fruit sourced from various sites across the appellation. The 2013 Barolo Lecinquevigne is fragrant and intense with a mounting sense of aromatic importance and persistence. The effect is really quite beautiful because this wine literally blossoms in the glass before you. In terms of a Barolo that is not from a single vineyard, this wine is at the head of the class. On the quality versus price ratio, it offers great value. Some 60,000 bottles were made, so you should have no problem locating this wine..August/2017
Barolo Lecinquevigne is a blend of Nebbiolo from five vineyards located in the areas most adept for the cultivation of this varietal. The grapes used for this prestigious blend are grown in the calcareous-clay soils of Barolo, Verduno, Grinzane Cavour, La Morra and Novello. The wine has a very distinct look, and it’s difficult to guess its age. The Nebbiolo vines range in age from 30 to 50 years old. The resulting wine has a ruby-red color with orange highlights and leaves behind an intense fragrance of rose, leather, tobacco, and subtle hints of violet and tar. The taste is broad and encompassing, leaving a compelling sensation of softness in the mouth, with a long and persistent finish. This Barolo can be enjoyed right away, but also has the capacity to age very well. This wine is best served at 61°F -63°F. Barolo Lecinquevigne, while not conceived as a single vineyard cru, is still considered a very important wine in Damilano’s portfolio.