97 points Vinous
I have always had a weakness for Roberto Voerzio’s 2000 Barolo Cerequio, which I think remains one of his best wines to day. Silky, powerful and voluptuous, the 2000 delivers considerable intensity and raciness, all in the ripe, forward style of the year. The 2000 is not especially subtle or nuanced, but it is incredibly delicious today. This is an especially forward, hedonistic wine with all the elements in the right place. The 2000 has been consistently brilliant, as it is once again on this night.
95 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Cerequio is the vineyard which, from the very start, made Roberto Voerzio a name to reckon with, and the 2000 Barolo Cerequio confirms that this is the cru which systematically gives him the best fruit. Warm, potent, and very expansive notes of red fruit, licorice, smoke, and caramel announce that this is a wine of superior concentration. The packed and supple palate, sweet, mouth-filling and tongue-coating, plush and deep personality only confirms this initial impression.
95 points Wine Spectator
Bright berry, jam and tar aromas in this one, turning to Indian spices. Full-bodied, with a solid core of ripe fruit and chewy tannins. Velvety. This is a modern, superclean wine. Long finish, yet tightly wound like a golf ball. Voerzio owns 4.5 acres of the Cerequio vineyard near La Morra.
92 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
Good medium red. Fresh, complex aromas of cherry, dried flowers and spices. Very sweet and lush, with terrific concentration and depth; wonderfully creamy and broad. Highly complex, aromatic flavors of raspberry, dried flowers and minerals. Finishes long and elegant, with sweet, fine-grained tannins. A superb showing.