Winemaker NotesThis is a very rich Barolo, dense, with supple tannins, full concentrated ripe fruit, elegant and powerful with an extremely long life. It is produced in small quantities and only in excellent vintages.PressRated 93 Points Robert Parker's Wine AdvocateThe 2008 Barolo Ornato is pretty, precise and delineated. This is a more reserved style than has been typical of Ornato in previous years. The French oak seems less obvious than in the past, while the flavor profile is more classic. Layers of dark red berries, flowers, menthol, spicebox and rose petals wrap around the powerful close. Overall, 2008 is shaping up to be a very classic vintage for the Ornato.Rating: 93+Rated 92 Points Wine SpectatorIntense flavors of cherry, briar and menthol, with hints of leather and licorice, are backed by firm tannins in this red. Starts out with generosity, finishing on the austere side. Needs some time to unwind. Best from 2016 through 2030.