The 2012 Barolo Le Coste di Monforte is another terrific wine from the Pecchenino brothers. Sweet floral notes, tobacco, smoke, macerated cherries and licorice are all beautifully delineated in the glass. The 2012 is a bit lighter than normal through the mid-palate and into the finish than Barolos usually are from this site. As a result, the tannins show a distinctly nervous, sinewy edge. The 2012 is a bit burly and angular, but it offers plenty of character. I would prefer to drink it on the younger side, as I don't see the structure or depth to support long-term aging.

Antonio Galloni - Vinous Media (90)