This dark and dense Barolo is remarkably polished and was showing tons of finesse even while still in the cask, according to Antonio Galloni. This very traditional house has bent towards more modern farming techniques and the resulting elegance has been a welcome shift in style and marked a serious upswing in approachability without sacrificing an ounce of power.
The 2016 Barolo Brunate is captivating. Dried herbs, mint, sage, cedar, sweet pipe tobacco and gentle earthy notes give the 2016 lovely aromatic complexity. Like all of the Rinaldi 2016s, the Brunate has a bit more early appeal than some other recent vintages. Even so, there is plenty of depth, Brunate muscle and overall structure to support a number of years of fine drinking.