Wine Advocate-Parker : The 2011 Barolo Riserva is a dark and tarry expression of Nebbiolo that shows much of the depth and sophistication that you can expect of this grape as it evolves over time. The 2011 vintage was a hot one, and the primary fruit has faded in this seven-year-old wine. Dried berry, rose petal and chopped mint leaves appear on the close. The mouthfeel offers loose texture and mild intensity. Some 7,000 bottles were made.