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2015 Luigi Einaudi Barolo Bussia

ITEM 8019332 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
The Goose 1 $55 $55
7 $55
Item Sold Amount Date
I8044003 6 $55 Dec 26, 2021
I8019332 1 $55 Dec 5, 2021
I8012274 2 $55 Nov 28, 2021
I8003040 3 $55 Nov 21, 2021
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94Vinous / IWC

...Black cherry, spice, leather, smoke and licorice all run through this ample, full-bodied Barolo...muscular, virile style.

94Wine Enthusiast

...aromas of ripe red berries and purple flowers with a balsamic note of eucalyptus. Firmly structured and enveloping, the full-bodied palate delivers raspberry compote, licorice, tobacco and iron alongside a backbone of tightly knit, fine-grained tannins.

93Wine Spectator

Aromas and flavors of medicinal herbs and cherry mingle in this fluid red. Assertive tannins line the finish, yet they are more refined and pointed than rustic. Licorice, mint and tobacco notes complete the profile.

17Jancis Robinson

...Firm and fine on the nose. The fruit is really quite evolved already although there is masses of fine, powdery tannin underneath...Precise.


Luigi Einaudi

Poderi Luigi Einaudi is a 125-acre estate based in Dogliani, Piedmont. The historic estate was founded in 1897 when 23-year-old Luigi Einaudi bought a farmhouse and 40 acres of vineyards. Besides starting a winery, Einaudi was a lawyer and economist who became president of the Italian Republic after WWII. Einaudi died in 1961 but his family still runs the winery and has expanded it by buying up small neighboring properties. Einaudi is famous for its Barolos and Dogliani wines, and it also makes Barbera, Nebbiolo and Langhe Rosso and Bianco. Gambero Rosso has often awarded Einaudi’s wines the journal’s highest rating of 3 bicchieri, and notes that the estate’s wines “all shine for their superb consistency of execution.”


Italy, Piedmont, Barolo

Barolo is one of Italy’s greatest wine appellations. In fact many cognoscenti of Italian wines consider Barolo to be the apex of Italian winemaking. Barolo is sometimes referred to as “the king of wines, and the wine of kings” partly because until the mid-19th century Piedmont was owned by the noble House of Savoy, the historic rulers of northwestern Italy. And the Savoys had a taste for Nebbiolo. Nestled into the rolling hills of Langhe, the Barolo DOCG includes 11 communes, one of which is the town of Barolo. There are 4,200 vineyard acres in the appellation and since the late 19th century growers have tried to identify their best vineyards. By marketing some vineyards as better quality than others, Barolo producers have followed the Burgundian custom of making single vineyard, or “cru” vineyard bottlings. As in neighboring Barbaresco, the Barolo DOCG requires that wines be 100% Nebbiolo, a grape thought of as the Pinot Noir of Italy. Records show that Nebbiolo was grown in the Piedmont as early as the 14th century, and despite being somewhat finicky – it is late to ripen and easily damaged by adverse weather --- Nebbiolo makes highly aromatic and powerful red wines. Until the mid-19th century Nebbiolos of Piedmont were vinified as sweet wines, though that ended in the late 19th century when a French oenologist was invited to Piedmont to show producers how to make dry reds. Barolo was made a DOC in 1966 and upgraded to DOCG status in 1980. Barolos must be aged at least three years, at least two of those years in wood. Barolos are tannic and robust and generally need at least five years to soften into complex, earthy wines.


Red Wine, Nebbiolo, D.O.C.G.

This red grape is most often associated with Piedmont, where it becomes DOCG Barolo and Barbaresco, among others. Its name comes from Italian for “fog,” which descends over the region at harvest. The fruit also gains a foggy white veil when mature.