Luigi Einaudi Barolo "Nei Cannubi" DOCG 2012 (Piedmont, Italy) - [WE 93] [AG 93] [RP 91] [WS 90]

Luigi Einaudi Barolo "Nei Cannubi" DOCG 2012
(Piedmont, Italy) - [WE 93] [AG 93] [RP 91] [WS 90]

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WE93 AG93 RP91 WS90
Notes from the Winemaker:

From superstar cru of Cannubi - Barolo's greatest, most expensive and historical, documented as far back as 1752! The Einaudi family succeeded in purchasing some of this celebrated terroir in 1997. The S and SE slopes of the Cannubi hill provide unbelievable magnitude, breed and longevity.

The ensuing Barolo's superb concentration is enhanced and fine-tuned by élevage in oak barrels and barriques. The result is grandeur and complexity, luscious aromas, layers and layers of velvet, spice, goudron, truffles; long, long finish and a long, long cellar life of 25-30 years. Note: The label actually indicates "nei Cannubi", where "nei" means "in the" - in the terroir of Cannubi. Superfluous in English.

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Leather, underbrush, earth, iris and woodland berry are some of the scents you'll discover on this structured wine. The concentrated palate delivers tart red cherry, licorice, cinnamon and sage before leading into a juicy finish. Firm tannins offer support. Drink 2018–2026." - Kerin O'Keefe (October 2016)

93 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media:
"Einaudi's 2012 Barolo Cannubi is another huge, intense wine. Big, rich and explosive in style, the 2012 possesses notable depth and concentration in a style that is shockingly rich for Cannubi. There isn't a whole lot of subtlety here, but there is plenty of power. Here, too, readers will have to be patient. Still, I don't expect the 2012 will ever be particularly polished." - AG (Mar 2016)

91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The Poderi Luigi Einaudi 2012 Barolo Cannubi takes a brief departure from the delicate floral and ethereal aromas usually associated with this important vineyard site. Instead, the wine offers a greater degree of darkness, richness and intensity. What it gains in power, it ultimately relinquishes in complexity. There is more dark fruit on display and a riper style to behold." - Monica Larner (May 15th, 2016)

90 Points - Wine Spectator:
"A lean, austere style, with tannins matched to the fruit. Light cherry and strawberry notes up front struggle to hold their own. Fresh finish. Best from 2017 through 2028. 950 cases made." - BS (June 30th, 2016)