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Score: 87 | June 15, 2017 | Wine Spectator

Tightly knit and creamy, with a lively backbone of acidity framing flavors of white peach puree, pastry, anise and almond.

Score: 87 | October 31, 2014 | Wine Spectator

This offers depth and richness, with a range of flavors, including mocha, dried herb and berry, crushed rock and savory underbrush. Finishes with extracted, chewy tannins. Drink now through 2022.

Score: Gold | February 6, 2014 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: 89 | October 1, 2013 | Burghound
pretty and attractively restrained, even cool nose fuses together notes of plum, violets, blue pinot fruit and red currant aromas. The round and very generous flavors retain a reasonably good sense of detail and fine mid-palate concentration, all wrapped in a finish that offers solid if not perfect balance as well as good depth and length. There is a hint of acid tang but I suspect that this will become less obvious with a year or two of bottle age.
Score: 92 | June 30, 2013 | Wine Spectator
This is firm and well-structured with a tight core of cear-laced dried currant, black licorice, road tar and mocha. Ends with gripping tannins. - JL
Score: 95 | June 1, 2013 | Wine Spectator
Features a roasted charry note to the black cherry and red berry flavors, with a beam of mineral and spice. Turns elegant on the finish, revealing a lingering aftertaste of underbrush, spice and mineral. Best from 2016 through 2035. 523 cases made. –BS
Score: 93 | June 1, 2013 | Wine & Spirits

This wine is a blend of fruit from two sites on the valley floor in Rutherford-- blocks 1 and 2 at the Raymond estate as well as the Heitz Trailside Vineyards between the Silverado Trail and Conn Creek. The interaction of the fruit and the French oak is impressive, to the fact that more than 90 percent of the barrels are second use-- allowing the dynamic Rutherford tannins to stand firm. The fruit is refined, in a strawberry, raspberry, cranberry mode that freshens the finish. Delicious now with roasted hen-of-the-woods mushrooms next to a steak. (500 cases)

Score: 89 | June 1, 2013 | The Wine Advocate
The 2009 Barolo is thin and overall streamlined with earthy characteristics of forest floor and cured meat backed by savory tones of tar and licorice. Again, like with the Barbaresco, the lean and simplistic qualities of the wine suggest you should drink it sooner rather than later. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2019. With large case productions capable of penetrating distant and emerging markets, Beni di Batasiolo has appeared as an important ambassador for the Barolo brand. A few years ago, Batasiolo opened the only five-star hotel accommodations in the Langhe called Il Boscareto with luxury rooms and the gourmet La Rei restaurant.
Score: 88 | June 1, 2013 | Wine Spectator
Well-marked by smoky, spicy oak, this is rich and ripe, with black cherry and blackberry flavors. The tannins are on the assertive, grainy side, leaving an astringent finish. Best from 2015 through 2027. 528 cases made. –BS
Score: 4 stars | June 1, 2013 | Restaurant Wine
Round and full bodied, this is a lightly oaked, ripely flavored wine with good balance, and a long, lightly oaky finish. It tastes of plum, cherry, toast, rose petal, sage and raspberry.