2012 Giuseppe Rinaldi Tre Tine, Barolo (750ml)

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Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Barolo
Grape Varietal: Nebbiolo
Review Score: 94V, 94WE
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

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The 2012 Barolo Tre Tine is lifted, precise and gracious, with beams of firm supporting tannin that give the wine its energy and sense of proportion. Tasted next to the Brunate, the Tre Tine is distinctly more aromatic, delicate and feminine in style, with plenty of bright red fruit and floral overtones. I also tasted the 2012 from a bottle opened two days prior, and the wine had retained pretty much all of its precision. Although the Brunate is the most coveted wine at Rinaldi, the Tre Tine has been impressive in its first three vintages. The 2012 is no exception. Tre Tine is a blend of fruit from the Rinaldi family's holdings in Cannubi (San Lorenzo), Ravera and Le Coste.

94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Mar 2016)

Red berry, tilled soil, leather, aromatic herb and clove aromas slowly take shape in the glass, together with a balsamic note. The bright, elegantly structured palate doles out layers of black raspberry, ripe black cherry, white pepper and licorice while firm, refined tannins provide the framework. It's subtle and loaded with finesse. Drink 2017–2022.

94 points, Wine Enthusiast (Sep 2016)