Vinous 94 points - A rush of dark red and black fruit, menthol, mocha, spice, tobacco and cedar flesh out in the 2011 Barolo Sori Ginestra. Some of the typical darker, more balsamic notes of Ginestra are covered by the pure intensity of the fruit. As always, Ginestra is a wine that is defined by its combination of expressive aromatics, rich fruit and incisive tannins. In 2011 readers should expect a Ginestra that will drink well a little earlier than normal.
Wine Spectator 92 points - Notes of sweet vanilla and chocolate from new oak dominate, with the flavors of cherry, leather and licorice buried for now. Nonetheless, this red shows elegance and style. Sweet fruit lingers among the tannins. Best from 2018 through 2032.-B.S. (May 27 2015)