The 1999 Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda is terrific. A rich, silky wine, the 1999 impresses for finessed personality and inviting texture. The balance of fruit and tannin – one of the signatures of this great site – is impeccable. Although the 1999 is no longer the brute it once was, tertiary notes have yet to fully develop, which suggests the 1999 has plenty of life ahead.
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024