2016 Renato Corino Barolo Arborina (750ml)15 3 0 0
Renato Corino has vineyards in the prized La Morra crus of Rocche dell’Annunziata, Arborina, Pozzo, Conca and Roncaglie, mostly Nebbiolo along with Barbera and Dolcetto. Renato built a brand new, state-of-the-art winery to steer production in the same perfectionist fashion that he runs his vineyards. Renato’s son Stefano is also now working alongside his father, helping to craft these unique wines.
"Aromas of dried strawberries, citrus fruit, flower sand sandalwood. Full-bodied and really powerful with fantastic layering of fruit and ripe tannins. Strawberries, spices, mushrooms and dried flowers. Superb finish. This is a great Barolo. Really well done. Try after 2023." 97 points - James Suckling (27 Jun, 2020)
"The 2016 Barolo Arborina is powerful and tightly wound, with explosive energy that is just waiting to fully emerge. Readers will find an especially rich, potent expression of this Arborina site. Black cherry, violet, lavender and spice add to a real sense of gravitas. The 2016 needs time in bottle to be at its best, but it has terrific freshness and persistence. The significant presence of clay in this portion of Arborina contributes to the wine's size. This is such a gorgeous wine." 94+ points - Antonio Galloni (Vinous, Feb. 2020)
"The Renato Corino 2016 Barolo Arborina shows ripeness and succulence with dark fruit, bold cherry, raspberry and wild rose. The tannins are tame, as is characteristic of fruit from La Morra, but the aromatic complexity of the wine keeps you guessing with each swirl of the glass. This is a delicate Barolo for sure, but its subdued personality is perfect for a simple plate of agnolotti stuffed with minced meat. The wine is aged in barrique, with one-third new oak. Some 3,500 bottles were made." 94 points - Monica Larner (Wine Advocate, July 2020)