92 Pts Antonio Galloni - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2005 Barolo Vigna Lazzairasco is an intensely spiced, layered Barolo with gorgeous scents of menthol, licorice, tar and anise, all of which are woven together in a delicate, medium-bodied frame of notable class. This understated Barolo offers outstanding balance and class. Like so many 2005s it is quite accessible at this point, but whether or not it shuts down in the future remains an open question. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020."
"These are two beautiful Barolos from Guido Porro, a small grower based in Serralunga. I am not sure how the wines will age based on their somewhat ethereal, fragile personalities, but they are without question highly attractive." 92 points - Antonio Galloni - Wine Advocate
"Sweet plum and berry aromas follow through to a full body, with beautiful sweet berry flavors, supersilky tannins and a long, caressing finish. This has beautiful focus and balance. Excellent value. Best after 2012. 800 cases made. -JS" 92 points Wine Spectator
"Maceration in cement vats 20-25 days; pumping over 3-4 times daily, three years in 15- to 25-hl Slavonian oak botti, both vineyards in the Lazzarito cru of Barolo, Lazzairasco: 380 m altitude; SW exposure, Santa Caterina: 400-410 m altitude; W exposure, the difference between the Barolos is due primarily to the ages of the vines." -Importer
"Reviews and notes on Guido Porro regularly refer to him as 'under the radar': the wines he makes are worthy of a stellar reputation, but he is too easygoing and unassuming to worry about whether the general wine-drinking public recognizes his name. He rarely bothers to send samples to wine writers. Guido is the fourth generation at an estate that has always been passed from father to son, and although fifth-generation Fabio hasnât reached middle school, he is already showing a keen curiosity in the family business. The Porros continue to work just as their predecessors did - the only major change over the last few decades has been the decision to bottle at the estate instead of selling the wine in demijohns or barrels - and they like to keep things simple and down to earth." -Importer