92 Points James Suckling
More cabernet coming out on the nose with dark berries and light chocolate. Full body, lightly chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows length and intensity.
91 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 La Grola represents a blend of 90% Corvina Veronese and 10% Oseleta. Past editions saw a small part Syrah but this is no longer the case. The wine's appearance is rich and deeply saturated with an inky black color. The bouquet revs up slowly with black prune and plum followed by spice, tar, road paving and cured meat. The effect is extra thick and dense. In the mouth, La Grola displays syrupy richness with both savory and slightly sweet mahogany spice. The wine rests in once-used barrique for 16 months.
90 Points Wine Spectator
Well-spiced and herbaceous, this well-meshed red frames flavors of ripe currant, espresso, dried fig and smoke with fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Harmonious. Drink now through 2021.
Opaque ruby red in color with arresting aromas of wild berries, juniper, tobacco, and coffee. On the palate the wine is rich, elegant, and full-bodied. Pair this wine with grilled steaks, roasted veal shank, bacon-wrapped smoked venison loin, and Korea's delicious samgyeopsal. Blend: 80% Corvina Veronese, 10% Syrah, and 10% Oseleta