Rinaldi's 2011 Barolo Tre Tine is super-expressive and gorgeous today. Dark red cherry, plum, cloves, new leather, rose petal and mint notes are all wonderfully alive and delineated. The Tre Tine is a blend of fruit from Ravera, Cannubi-San Lorenzo and Le Coste, all in the town of Barolo. In the warm 2011 vintage, the significant presence of fruit from Ravera, a high-altitude site, gives the Tre Tine its sense of freshness and linear energy. The Brunate is a bit richer and creamier, but today, I have a slight preference for the Tre Tine, as it is fresher, more vibrant and better balanced, at least today. Best of all, the 2011 will drink well with minimal cellaring.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2036
Robert Parker 92
The pretty 2011 Barolo Tre Tine shows elegance, fullness and cheerful generosity of fruit. The wine represents a blend of Nebbiolo harvested from the Cannubi S. Lorenzo, Ravera and Le Coste vineyards. Cherry and blackberry aromas rise to the front with lingering tones of smoke, crushed granite and licorice at the back. Barolo Tre Tine shows silky but firm tannins and balanced acidity. This classic style will last long in your cellar.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2033