93 Points Robert Parker
Made in the “Amarone” method with grapes picked at 12.5% potential alcohol and semi-dried slowly, the 2009 Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in 100% new oak barriques, 90% French. It offers a deep garnet color and aromas of tobacco, meat, dried mulberries and dried Mediterranean herbs over a core of creme de cassis and a whiff of menthol. The full bodied palate is savory, layered and complex with a generous amount of flavor supported by a medium to high level of chewy tannins and crisp acidity. The finish is long, taut and a little firm at this stage. Consider drinking it 2013 to 2022+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. December, 2011
87 Points James Halliday
Good hue, although not 100% bright; both the alcohol and the oak are over the top; a regional expression, perhaps, but not varietal. Drink to 2014.
Source: James Halliday. December, 2011