The 2006 Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda is young. Very young. Today the fruit remains quite primary and the aromatics have yet to develop. Still, it is impossible not to admire the wine’s structure and the sheer integrity of its fruit. I especially like the way the 2006 continues to open up as it sits in the glass. This is a hugely promising wine from the Massolino brothers, but readers will have to be patient.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031
Mid ruby and still quite youthful looking. Very, very young, with huge, slightly drying tannin framing elegant, mineral-driven fruit. Unapproachable right now. (WS)
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030