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2015 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Tre Tine

ITEM 8093422 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

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reed0917 $235 $235
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I8093422 1 $235 Jan 23, 2022
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95The Wine Advocate

...bright fruit tones followed by licorice, tar and delicate balsam herb. The wine offers a degree of softness that comes through in the quality of the tannins and the texture of the mouthfeel.

95Wine Spectator

The bright floral, strawberry, cherry and sandalwood flavors and the savory wild rosemary, juniper and eucalyptus notes show tension. Matched with the supple texture, elegant profile and overall harmony, those complex flavors resonate. Fine length.

95Wine Enthusiast

Full bodied and elegantly structured, this offers alluring aromas of woodland berry, wild herbs and camphor along with a whiff of forest floor. On the firm palate, taut, refined tannins offset juicy red cherry, pomegranate, star anise and a hint of tobacco. A hazelnut note lingers on the close.

92+ Vinous / IWC

...a pretty, gracious wine...bright and lifted, especially in its aromatics. Crushed sweet red berries, mint, dried cherry and rose petal add to the wine's understated feel.

18Jancis Robinson

Gorgeous, lifted, multi-layered nose of concentrated fruit and minerally, spicy hints. Generous and at the same time refreshing and succulent on the palate with perfectly built grainy tannic structure. Very long, supple and poised.


Giuseppe Rinaldi

Giuseppe Rinaldi is a 15-acre estate just outside the center of Barolo. It is owned by Giuseppe Rinaldi, a veterinarian by training who took over the family’s historic estate several decades ago. The Rinaldi family, which has operated the estate since the 19th century, now includes several adult children trained in oenology. The estate’s Barolos have won consistently high praise from reviewers, such as Gambero Rosso, Italy’s leading wine journal, which has often given Rinaldi Barolos the journal’s highest rating of three bicchiere, or three glasses. “Consistency, personality and terroir briefly summarize the distinguishing features of this leading winery…,” notes Gambero Rosso. Antonio Galloni now of Vinous wrote in 2010 that “Giuseppe Rinaldi’s Barolos are among the rarest and most difficult wines to source, as they are rapidly snapped up by the estate’s loyal, long-time clients and rarely appear at auction…”


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

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.