Wine Advocate-Parker :
Here's a beautiful wine from the folks at Marchesi di Barolo. The 2012 Barbaresco Riserva is redolent of pressed flowers and roses. Red currant, blackberry, mild spice and campfire ash fill in the rear. Larger oak casks are used for aging and the neutral wood has gone a long way in preserving the integrity and the brightness of the fruit (despite the wine's age and the concentrated summer heat of the vintage). The finished result shows balance and finesse.