2016 Francesco Rinaldi 'Brunate' Barolo

$79.95
VN94WA93

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.

Varietal:
Nebbiolo
Winemaker:
Paola Rinaldi
Vintage:
2016
Oak Treatment:
Slavonian oak
Appellation:
Piedmont
Sub-Appellation:
Barolo
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1045517
Size:
750 ml Bottle
VN94

Vinous

inaldi's 2016 Barolo Brunate is dark and dense, with terrific mid-palate pliancy and striking inner perfume. In this vintage, the Brunate is remarkably polished, with less of the boisterous explosiveness it can tend to show, and tons of finesse for a young wine that is still in cask.

WS93

Wine Spectator

A dusty complex red with plum dry-earth mushroom and cedar aromas and flavors. Medium to full body. Chewy tannins. Needs time to soften. Better after 2022.