2016 Francesco Rinaldi Barolo Brunate (750ml) Pre-Arrival15
"The 2016 Barolos from Francesco Rinaldi are very nicely done. They are also among the most open, accessible 2016s I tasted, which will no doubt come as a surprise to readers used to the super-austere wines of the past. Perhaps the 2016s will close down in bottle, but today, these classically built Barolos are surprisingly accessible.
"The 2016 Barolo Brunate is captivating. Dried herbs, mint, sage, cedar, sweet pipe tobacco and gentle earthy notes give the 2016 lovely aromatic complexity. Like all of the Rinaldi 2016s, the Brunate has a bit more early appeal than some other recent vintages. Even so, there is plenty of depth, Brunate muscle and overall structure to support a number of years of fine drinking." 94 points - Antonio Galloni (Vinous, October 2020)