Wine Spectator 96 points - Richly textured, delivering cherry, strawberry and floral flavors backed by power and finesse. Tobacco, mineral and tar notes peek through as this plays out on the lingering aftertaste. Best from 2022 through 2038. 132 cases imported. -BS.February/2018
Wine Enthusiast 93 points - Rose, iris, ripe red berry and aromatic herbs are some of the aromas you’ll discover in this wine. It’s both focused and juicy, delivering succulent Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, mint and licorice alongside a backbone of fined-grained tannins that leave a firm finish. Bright acidity provides balance. Drink 2023-2043..September/2017
Vinous 93 points - The 2013 Barolo Conca captures all the breadth that is typical of this La Morra site. Dark, sensual and inviting, the 2013 has much to offer. Black cherry, plum, mocha, licorice, menthol and a host of balsamic-infused notes run through this voluptuous Barolo. Conca tends to produce radiant, creamy Barolos. That is exactly what comes through here..Antonio Galloni, October/2017
Wine Advocate 94 points - The excellent 2013 Barolo Conca breaks away from past editions in terms of intensity and elegance. This classic vintage has produced a wine of power, heft and concentration. Yet that determination is delivered with polite manners. The base of the wine consists of ample structure and depth. The multilayered aromas on top peel back to reveal dark cherry, licorice and white truffle. This wine is endowed with generous heft and substance that should carry it steadily through its bottle evolution..June/2017
James Suckling 92 points - A big and juicy wine with so much fruit and velvety tannins, yet this remains balanced and delicious. Full body and a fruity finish. Drink in 2018..January/2017
Noble and generous, glory of old Piedmont, a wine suitable for long aging, Barolo is the absolute master of the table. It conquers the palate with the conviction of strength, harmony and fullness and holds its sway at length. The ”Conca dell’Abbazia dell’Annunziata” (The hollow of the Abbey of our Lady of the Annunciation) is one of the oldest sub zones of the entire Barolo District, an area already appreciated by the Benedictine Monks for its particular soil and microclimate. Growing here is the purple red ”Anemone Coronaria” flower, a one-of-a-kind rarity in the entire Langhe region. The Barolo Marcenasco Conca is boldly full-bodied and tannic.
A great wine for important dishes, red meats on the spit or grilled, game, ”grande cuisine” white and red meat dishes and aged cheeses.