96 points/'CellarSelection,' Wine Enthusiast: "Enticing aromas of rose, iris, culinary spice and botanical herb take shape in the glass along with whiffs of crushed berry on this fragrant red. The focused, linear palate is still tightly wound and austere, offering juicy red cherry, star anise and thyme set against bright acidity and firm, close-grained tannins. It's loaded with nervous energy and needs time but already shows great class. Drink 2029–2044. Alcohol 14%. (Sep 2022)"
94 points Wine & Spirits: "Fausoni is the most structured and savory of Sottimano's 2019 Barbarescos, its dark cherry flavors gripped by meaty tannins and layered with hints of sundried tomato and dried herbs. Floral scents emerge with exposure to air, but this is a wine that will benefit from a few years of cellaring to show its true potential. (2022)"
94 points Wine Spectator: "A rich and round style, this red boasts plum, cherry and black currant flavors, with accents of earth, iron and menthol. Well put-together, even if the tannins are dense and assertive on the finish. Delivers earth and spice notes that linger. Best from 2025 through 2045. 50 cases imported. (10/26/22)"
93 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "The 2019 Barbaresco Fausoni is a little more open and immediate compared to the other new releases in this portfolio of excellent wines. The bouquet is redolent of dried raspberry, cherry, sweet soil and candied lilac. This is an elegant and streamlined wine that embraces the elegance of Nebbiolo and the classic 2019 vintage. Drink: 2024-2038. (Aug 2022)"