95 POINTS: VINOUS - The 2009 Valtellina Superiore Inferno Riserva Sesto Canto is another powerful, expressive wine from Ar.Pe.Pe., and yet everything about the wine speaks to balance. Sweet tobacco, cedar, spice and a host of soil-driven inflections give the Sesto Canto a slightly darker feel relative to the other wines in this range. Muscular tannins reinforce an impression of gravitas in this beguilingly beautiful, inviting Valtellina Superiore. -Antonio Galloni
93 POINTS: WINE ENTHUSIAST - The balsamic, fragrant nose expresses this wine's mountain origins and grape variety, offering graphite, dried Alpine herb, pressed rose and forest berry. Featuring elegance and tension, the focused palate show juicy Marasca cherry, ripe strawberry, star anise and a hint of tobacco before a flinty mineral close. It's well balanced, with taut, refined tannins and fresh acidity. Drink through 2034.