James Suckling: 97pts
Ripe and rich aromas of dried strawberries and plum that are always fresh. Full-bodied, chewy and powerful. This shows incredible depth and power. Try in 2021. Oct 2016
Wine Spectator: 92pts
Minty, vibrant and delicate, offering savory notes of fresh herbs, tobacco and dried cherry. Linear and firm, with a solid underlying structure and a long aftertaste of eucalyptus, mineral and tea. Best from 2020 through 2033. 500 cases made.
International Wine Report: 94pts
The 2012 Barolo 'Villero' from Oddero is absolutely sensational, as it beautifully showcases the mineral rich soil characteristics of Castiglione Falletto. As this begins to open it releases gorgeous aromas of freshly sliced strawberries and red berries, woven together with floral, spices, minerals, licorice, mint and a touch of dusty leather. On the palate this well defined Barolo is all about elegance and finesse as it impresses with its remarkable balance, focus, and striking silky texture, which leads into the long lingering finish. Although this is already outstanding, I expect it will continue to evolve gracefully for many years to come. (Best 2018-2028