Editorial Reviews for Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Barolo Brunate DOCG la Costa
Liquory, redwood, rosewood, floral, old books tone, soft, broad in the mouth, a bit tense, nervous, nice tannins. Earthy, old books, a bit of attic, old dusty wood, nice fruit on the backend and into the bacon-fat finish. Dry, old school. (88-90pts)
2008, Hold 2018-2038-The 2008 Barolo Le Brunate is quite a bit richer, deeper and more powerful than the Cannubbio, as one might reasonably expect. Here the fruit boasts tons of pure resonance and stuffing while never losing its essential classicism. Plums, black cherries, leather, tar and licorice meld together, supported by firm yet beautifully integrated tannins. The 2008 Brunate is an explosive wine just waiting to emerge. When it does, it should be striking. Actually, it already is. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038. Score: 94. —Antonio Galloni, October 2012. @ryebrook
External Reviews for Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Barolo Brunate DOCG la Costa
The 2006 Barolo Le Brunate is the alter-ego to the Cannubbio. Here the fruit is dark, mysterious and totally captivating, with balsamic notes of spice and menthol that develop in the glass. There is wonderful depth and clarity in the glass, not to mention considerable heft, but all within the context of traditionally-made Barolo. The finish is long, pure and austere in the best of senses. Once again, the combination of traditional winemaking with a contemporary approach to the vineyard management, and cellar cleanliness has yielded a wine of exceptional purity. Readers who enjoy firm, ageworthy wines will want to put this high on their shopping lists. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2041.
The Brunate cru, with denser soils, is known for meatier, more structured wines. This Barolo offers elegance, power and complexity with lingering aromas of exotic spice, black fruit and root beer. Itandrsquo;s also exceptionally bright and lively in the mouth and would pair with a hearty wintery dish such as beef Bourguignon.