Palish ruby with narrow orange rim. Powerful, aromatic nose, but much finer and lifted on the palate. Almost a little tart, then melting tannins and fruit on the finish. Quite hedonistic without being heavy or plump. (WS)
Wine Advocate - Monica Larner
From the Serralunga d'Alba township, the 2012 Barolo Margheria opens to a robust style and shows a heavier footprint. The density of the fruit is nicely played against the natural concentration of the vintage. The results are soft, succulent and ripe. Black cherry and wild berry appear from the bouquet with spice, wild mushroom and tobacco at the back.
Antonio Galloni Vinous
The 2012 Barolo Margheria is a bit deeper and richer than the Bricco Fiasco. Savory herbs, dried flowers, iron and minerals are some of the signatures. This is an especially feral, powerful Barolo for the vintage, with real intensity and nuance to round out its powerful personality. The tannins are firm and dusty, but there is more than enough fruit to balance things out. The Margheria was aged entirely in cask.