"I love Villero. I’m gradually coming around to thinking that the wines from Castiglione Falletto may well be my favourites from Barolo. Oddero are hitting new heights in recent vintages.
Bright, deep, spicy cherry and plum, dried rose/potpourri, new leather, biscotti. Tight rolls of juicy fruit, though ferrous and very mineral too, dense graphite tannin, and more of that beautiful sweet tannin on a very long finish. Tense and structured, yet generous in flavour. The tightrope walked with confidence. So good." Drink : 2024 - 2040+ 97+ points Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
"The Oddero family suggests tasting their single-vineyard Baroli in this order: Villero, Rocche di Castiglione, Brunate and Bussia. Starting off with the 2016 Barolo Villero, you get an open-knit but very precise expression in which the Nebbiolo grape is able to show its delicate nuances of wild cherry, rose hip, pressed violet and cola. The wine is silky and graceful. This Villero hits all the magic spots in the classic 2016 vintage. It should be exciting to chart its progression over time." Drink 2022-2035 95 points Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate
"Black cherry, cloves, melted road tar, licorice and leather all run through Oddero's 2016 Barolo Villero. Deep on the palate with huge swaths of tannin, the Villero is a decidedly big, virile wine that is going to need time to fully come together. I imagine it will always be a powerhouse, however. The Villero is not especially elegant; the bombastic style clearly favors power over finesse - at least, it does today. Even so, there is plenty of Nebbiolo character and classic, old-school austerity." Drink 2026 - 2041 94 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous
"Castiglione Falletto. Total skin maceration of 25 days.
Lustrous mid ruby. Perfumed, deep and concentrated with minerally, liquorice hints. Expressive, complex fruit shot through by acidity. Almost aromatic fruit finish. Sleek and elegant but with great length and framed by savoury, chewy tannins." (WS) Drink 2024-2036 17.5 points Walter Spelling, Jancis Robinson
"...So good." 97+ points Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
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