Just mid ruby with bricky tinges. Aromatic, deep cherry nose and quite linear on the palate with lots of fine, powdery tannins. Burgundian approach and a little lean. Not sure if there is enough concentration for prolonged ageing, but nevertheless it’s gorgeous right now. (Walter Spelling) 17 points Jancis Robinson
A pretty red, with delicate aromas and flavours of rose, currant and cherry. There's nothing subtle about the layer of assertive tannins guarding the astringent finish. Opens with air, remaining fresh and long. Best from 2020 through 2033. 250 cases made. –BS 93 points Wine Spectator
The 2014 Barbaresco Asili is floral and nicely lifted, with bright acids and lively tannins that give the wine its sense of energy. Red berry and floral notes are pushed forward in this attractive, if slightly nervous, Barbaresco from Cascina Luisin. 90 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Alluring Nebbiolo aromas of dark berry, purple flower, baking spice, truffle and herb slowly unfold in this wine. The savory, succulent palate doles out Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, cinnamon and licorice flavors against a backdrop of firm, refined tannins and bright acidity. 92 points Kerrin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast
As with Rabaja, the aspect is predominately south facing but with an easterly orientation, with the vine age averaging 55 years, amongst the oldest on the vineyard. Winemaking basically follows the same course as for the other crus. This is perhaps the most compelling of the Luisin Barbarescos, with an intriguing bouquet of so many elements that all come together. Classic varietal characters of licorice root, rose petal and anise, alongside brighter fruit aromas of plum, cherry and raspberry, with savoury, herbal notes in the background – tar, leather and sandalwood are all in the mix. Typically medium-bodied, but great dimension through the palate, the tannins quite firm, but ripe and fine, with freshness of acidity providing buoyancy and energy. A long, lingering finish with a twist of balsamic flavour in the aftertaste. Another wine that really highlights the strength of the 2013 vintage in the region and underlines the quality of this great site.