- 2004 Poderi Luigi Einaudi Barolo Nei Cannubi – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (5/29/2015)
Nose is a touch muted initially but opens up to menthol, baking spices, plum, cherry, rose petals and asphalt.
Palate is full bodied and just so spicy….so floral and yet the overwhelming impression is of the texture….not the flavours. This is really polished and complex. Cinnamon, baking spices, Asian 5 spice, cherry nibs, liquefied roses, minerals, tar, plum and menthol.
Finish is long, layered and complex with the overwhelming scale of pure fruit, bright flowers and spice notes all coming together in a symphonic symmetry. This is so Barolo….so Cannubi. Only thing holding this back from classic is the shy nose. (94 points)