2001 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate Le Coste - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (5/29/2020)
Double decanted in the AM for sediment. Drunk over several hours in the evening.
At first bouillon, balsam, savory, and tarry notes dominate the note, but after a few minutes in the glass, it freshens up and gained perfume, with rose petal, red nebbiolo fruit, and porcini. Full bodied, yet deft and balanced. It’s structured, yet simultaneously supple and sappy on the palate, with a little darker fruit than the nose suggests: more tar, roses, porcini, and balsamic notes. Deep and detailed, it’s savory and umami as much as fruit and floral driven on the palate. It gains focus and perfume with time in the glass, and by the end of the night has become a little more balsamic. Very long on the back end. Drinking very well now with plenty of time in hand. Outstanding but not at the heights of the most recent bottle. 94 (94 pts.)
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