Barolo Brunate, Giuseppe Rinaldi 2015


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Tasting Notes

The 2015 Barolo Brunate benefits from a thicker soil profile in this vineyard that consequently bumps the wine's aromatic intensity and staying power up a notch or two. This wine is almost crunchy in texture, with a subtle snap or crackle as it hits the palate. It shows enormous beauty and richness with a dark fruit profile followed by elements of spice, tar, tobacco and moist potting soil. There are floral notes as well with rose and lavender. This wine will reward those with the patience to wait. 2021-2045

Score: 96Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (243), June 2019

Eucalyptus, underbrush and red berry aromas shape the nose on this structured, elegant red. The taut palate is full of tension and energy, delivering crushed raspberry, juicy Marasca cherry, licorice and a hint of truffle alongside refined, enveloping tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it well balanced. Drink 2023–2030.

Score: 96Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, January 2020

Rinaldi's Barolo Brunate is refined and light on its feet in 2015, with a bit less structure and overall depth than is the norm. That is not at all surprising, as the 2015 Brunate has always been a relatively light wine by Rinaldi standards. Dark red cherry, plum, licorice, sage and balsamic notes shape this expressive yet understated Barolo from Rinaldi.

Score: 93Antonio Galloni,, February 2019

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