Robert Parker 93
"The Giuseppe Rinaldi 2014 Barolo Brunate is a darkly saturated expression with important textural richness and lasting dark fruit flavors. Marta Rinaldi tells me that she lost up to 40% of her Brunate fruit in 2014 because of a violent hail storm. That natural yield reduction has done much to increase the power and concentration of this lovely Barolo. Blackberry, sour cherry and wild plum segue to grilled herb and citrusy orange peel."
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040
A Barolo of midweight structure and persistence, the 2014 Brunate comes across as a wine that will drink well with minimal cellaring. The 2014 offers fine balance in a decidedly gracious, understated style. Naturally, the dimension and breadth of the very best years aren’t quite there.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2044
Barolo. A shade deeper than the Tre Tine, but still quite light. Crystal-clear raspberry on the nose and hints of stones. Linear acidity on the palate followed by slowly unfurling, transparent raspberry fruit. Long, fragrant and lithe with long, fine tannins. (WS)
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2026