96 points James Suckling
So beautifully perfumed and complex with plums, cedar and dried flowers. Full body, round and chewy tannins with intensity and richness. Needs at least two or three years to come together.
94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Access to Cannubi fruit is almost impossible these days, as prices have gone through the roof. Coming from vines planted in the 1970s, the Virna 2016 Barolo Cannubi is accessible and almost approachable in terms of its pricing. It pours forth with a dark garnet color and highlighted flashes of brick red. Like the other wines from this producer, this expression is open-knit and balanced, with soft, pliant fruit that is stacked tall in thick layers. Dark cherry, prune, spice and tar all converge in unity here, building in intensity along the way.
17.5 points Jancis Robinson
Barolo. Tasted blind. Mid ruby with orange tinges. A little closed on the nose hinting at sweet fruit and camphor, but really enticing. Compact, embryonic and closed but perfectly balanced. Polished, fine chewy tannins. Quite stunning, but way too young. 17.5/20 points (WS). 7/2020)
Vinous Reverie Notes
With a ruby-red color, the Barolo has a rich bouquet which gradually recalls the scents of roses flows, truffles and wood spice. The palate is at first elegant and refined, then is begins to gain in complexity with air. The long flavors predict a prominent future ahead.