Wine Advocate: 94+pts
Moving over to Castiglione Falletto, the 2009 Barolo Villero delivers more oak spice and thicker overall density. I loved the aromas of pressed flower and rose, followed by crushed mineral and cola that lift so effortlessly from the glass. This is an ethereal and elegant expression that will undergo a long evolution in the bottle. This and the Barolo Brunate are my favorite Oddero wines in 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028.
James Suckling: 92pts
This is very aromatic with dried flowers, perfumes and cherries that follow through to a full body, with integrated tannins and a fresh finish. Chewy texture yet caressing. Try in 2015. Jan 2014
Good full medium red. Musky, low-toned aromas of strawberry, coffee and spicy oak. Drier and oakier than the Rocche, showing a liqueur-like quality but uncompromising dryness to the medicinal cherry flavor. Finishes with serious, youthfully tough tannins that will require patience. Quite backward today: I'd forget about this wine for at least six or seven years. Stephen Tanzer, Nov 2013