Wine Advocate-Parker : The 2013 Barolo Cerequio is a wine of deep, underlying power, grit and determination. The wine opens to black fruit and earthy overtones with sticky tar, licorice and crushed river stone. Surprisingly, the primary fruit is not a protagonist. Instead, the wine offers a smoky and evolved personality that comes as a pleasant surprise. You can taste the youth of the wine, however, on the palate. The nervous tannins need time to integrate and soften.