Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Tre Tine 2013

Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Tre Tine 2013

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94 points - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, June 2017

This is a soft and sensual wine with long silkiness and smooth finesse. The 2013 Barolo Tre Tine offers less pulp and obvious fruit. Instead, the bouquet has already taken off towards ethereal aromas of cola, licorice and balsam herb. This wine is more immediate and less nervous next to the 2013 Barolo Brunate (that needs more time to relax). Yet, the Barolo Tre Tine already shows promising complexity and nuance. The firmness of the tannins at the back, however, remind you that this is a wine built to last.

This is a fine set of wines from Giuseppe Rinaldi and his daughter Carlotta. The classic 2013 vintage fits like a perfectly tailored suit on the traditional winemaking philosophy practiced by this legendary winery in Barolo. These two factors line up in perfect unison. Some of the problems of the past like bad corks (that pop up with greater frequency in the 1998 and 2001 vintages) have been resolved. - Monica Larner