Luigi Einaudi Barolo "Terlo Costa Grimaldi" DOCG 2016 (Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 94] [WE 93] [AG 91]

Luigi Einaudi Barolo "Terlo Costa Grimaldi" DOCG 2016
(Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 94] [WE 93] [AG 91]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
The result of an accurate selection of grapes from the Einaudi vineyard in Barolo. A great wine of the Langa, garnet red with a shade of amber, of intense and embracing fragrance, full bodied but smooth tannic taste, with a long spiced final taste. Derived from the Nebbiolo grapes from the Costa Grimaldi vineyard owned by the Einaudi estate, facing Barolo. The tannic characteristics guarantee a long life in bottle. With time it acquires complexity as the ethereal aromas of spices, truffles and leather.
The annual production is of 7.000 bottles.

Fermented in steel tanks under strict temperature control (30°C-32°C), post-fermentation maceration, racked after 22/25 days, decanted, then gotten induced malolactic treatment and completed always at a controlled temperature. Matured in oak casks for many months, then a long refinement in bottles.

The Vineyards:
Zone: Village of Barolo (Cuneo)
Cru: Terlo – Vineyards Costa Grimaldi 310 m.
Soil: marly- calcareous
Exposure: South-East
Area of the vineyard: 1,60 Ha
Year of planting: 1977

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - James Suckling:
"A ripe, layered Barolo with lots of dried strawberry, blueberry and floral aromas and flavors. It’s a rather more flamboyant red for this producer. Drinkable now, but better after 2023." - (August 4, 2020)

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Aromas of iris, rose and fruitcake form the nose along with a whiff of eucalyptus. On the firmly structured, full-bodied palate, fresh acidity and tightly knit, fine-grained tannins support dried black cherry, truffle and tobacco before a clenching finish. Give it time to fully unwind. Drink 2026–2036." Kerin O’Keefe (10/1/2020)

91 Points - Vinous:
"The 2016 Barolo Terlo Vigna Costa Grimaldi is a pretty, translucent wine, and also a very good example of where Einaudi is headed stylistically. Dried red cherry, mint, wild herbs and crushed flowers are all nicely lifted. In this vintage, the Terlo comes across as quite perfumed, but also lacking some of its customary depth on the mid-palate. It will be interesting to see if the wine fleshes out a bit more in bottle, or if it is destined to remain classically austere. " - Antonio Galloni (Feb 2020)