2005 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate le Coste (750ml)

Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy


The 2005 Barolo Brunate/Le Coste presents a darker shade of red fruit along with a more muscular, dense personality. This, too, is a relatively soft style for Rinaldi, and while some of the complexity of the finest vintages appears to be lacking, the wine nevertheless offers compelling balance and harmony. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.

92 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue # 185 - Oct 2009)

The 2005 Barolo Brunate-Le Coste is a bit more open than the Barolo Cannubi S. Lorenzo-Ravera, but that openness manifests itself in aromatics that are starting to show signs of development. The tannins remain forbidding, which leads me to believe the 2005 will never be fully in balance. More importantly, there is a mustiness in the aromatics that is either a less than perfect cork or barrel. I have never found the 2005 to be an especially engaging wine by Rinaldi standards. My most recent tasting has done nothing to change that.

90 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Nov 2015)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
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