Robert Parker 94
The 2007 Barolo Cannubi/S.Lorenzo-Ravera emerges from the glass with sweet dark cherries, crushed flowers, menthol and spices. It is pure seduction, with effortless layers of fruit that blossom beautifully on the mid-palate and finish. I especially like the radiance and depth of the fruit. The Cannubi/S.Lorenzo-Ravera is a touch more marked by the vintage than the Brunate-Le Coste. Still, it is a striking Barolo from Giuseppe Rinaldi that won’t need too long in the cellar to offer its finest drinking. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027
Barolo. Deep ruby still youhful looking. Catchy red-fruit rosehip and savoury oxo notes. Wonderful length and elegance, while generous and ripe at the same time. Gripping tannin. (WS)
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022
Good medium red. Reticent nose shows a bit less fruit today than the Brunate-Le Coste; smells softer and broader. Then much more horizontal on the palate than the 2008 version, with a strong flavor of cherry liqueur but not quite the sweetness of the 2007 Brunate-Le Coste. Best today on the very long finish, but the serious tannins will require extended aging.