Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2008 Barolo Big 'd Big is a dark, inward wine. Smoke, licorice, tobacco and smoke add complexity to the seriously intense core of dark red fruit. This is the most muscular and sinewy of the 2008 Baroli from Rocche dei Manzoni. The Big doesn't have the early appeal of some of the other wines, but it should age quite well. The sheer integrity of the fruit is striking, as is the huge, dramatic finish. Hints of iron and tar linger in the empty glass. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028.