James Suckling (93)- "Waxed lemon, chamomile, dried apple and oyster shell on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with ripe layers of fruit and minerals. Excellent concentration and length. Drink now or hold."
Vinous Media (93)- "The 2018 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Tardivo Ma Non Tardo is a vivid yellow golden color in the glass. Here I’m finding a mesmerizing bouquet of orange oils and tangerine complemented by dusty dried florals, gingery spice and hints of undergrowth. It’s soft and enveloping, stopping short of fat, also pleasantly sweet, blending rich notes of ripe apple and pear with lime-infused acids. This becomes a bit tropical toward the close yet never falls out of balance; instead leaving the mouth refreshed and watering for more, as salty minerals linger with nuances of ripe green melon. Wow, the combination of the Tardivo Ma Non Tardo’s late-harvest girth and the tension of the 2018 vintage have come together to create a highly pleasurable expression of Verdicchio. This is easily one of the best renditions of this wine that I have tasted to date, and it should excel through medium-term cellaring as well."
Forbes Magazine - Italy (97+)- "Stefano Antonucci can never be talked about enough, the work that Barbara's cellar is doing in the territories is so important. Personal, refined and subtle interpretations such as this Tardivo from overripe Verdicchio grapes (partially dried on the plant), elegant nose, unpeeled fruit, toasted pistachios, full sip. "