2014 Francesco Rinaldi Barolo Brunate 1500ml

94 Points Wine Enthusiast
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A premium single-vineyard Barolo from the Cru site known as Brunate. Vines almost forty years old grow in this historic vineyard on the border of the La Morro and Barolo communes. South/southeast exposure brings ripe fruit, and slowly thanks to the elevatioin, where sand and clay marl soils provide ideal drainage and retention. The result is a "monolithic" presence in which ripe red fruits and florals cloak an assertive, ageworthy structure. (It was a local insider who put us onto Francesco, who offers the same quality at a lesser cost than his famous cousin, Guiseppe). In Francesco's traditional hands a long maceration and 3 years in large Slovenian oak conveys the power of a Cru that is 700 years old and literally definitive of Barolo. Age this beauty!
$210.00 in mixed 6+ or $235.00 per bottle



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What The Critics Say

94/100 Wine Enthusiast

"Fragrant and refined, this opens with alluring scents of iris, woodland berry, clove and balsamic whiffs of eucalyptus. On the focused, racy palate, youthfully austere but extremely elegant tannins and vibrant acidity provide the backbone for crunchy cherry, crushed strawberry, licorice and white pepper." Drink 2024 - 2034

16/20 JancisRobinson.com, Walter Speller

"Barolo. Tasted blind. Mid ruby with orange tinges. Soft, subdued yet concentrated and with a touch of cherry confiture. Aromatic cherry palate with a good dose of tart acidity. Still embryonic but well balanced. (WS)" Drink 2019 - 2025

95/100 Antonio Galloni (2013 vintage)

"A dark, powerful Barolo, 2013 Brunate is another wine that is built for the cellar. The brooding, mysterious side of Brunate comes through in a dense, muscular Barolo built on structure and acidity. Traditionally leaning palates will adore the 2013 Brunate. A host of balsamic-inflected notes lead into the firm, unyielding finish, adding to the wine's gravitas and seriousness. This is an especially somber, powerful wine, even by Brunate standards."

Variety Nebbiolo
Region Piedmont
Closure Cork
Volume 1500ml
Alcohol 14.00%
Maturity 2019 - 2034

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB



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