Vinous 92 points - (from sand-rich soil and 55-year-old vines at an altitude reaching 400 meters; the highest in acidity of these 2009 Barolos): Dark red. Perfumed aromas of black cherry, licorice, flowers and mint. A pure, floral midweight, with bright acidity giving the wine a penetrating quality and intensifying the middle palate. Very tightly wound today, finishing with serious building tannins and superb cut. Seems the least obviously ripe of these 2009s: I might have picked this blind as a 2010. But does it have the density and depth for a long life in bottle?
92+ Points (Nov 2013)
Wine Advocate 94 points - With the 2009 Barolo Mosconi there’s no doubt you are staring Nebbiolo straight in the eye. The wine shows enormous energy and a tight, tonic quality of fruit that is laced with dried cherry, herbal tones, pressed violets, powdered licorice and dried ginger. There’s a nervous, tight quality to the wine, especially in the mouth, that will soften with time. This is a fascinating wine that promises a slow and steady evolution. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2025. (Jun 2013)