Giuseppe Rinaldi Brunate Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

$189

Giuseppe Rinaldi is an Italian producer in the Piedmont sub-region of Barolo, the source of some of the most revered and valuable Nebbiolo-based wines of Italy. The Rinaldi family has generations of wine-related history in the region, originally selling grapes to the pioneering Falletti family. In 1870, the Rinaldi family started a winery, but Giuseppe Rinaldi branched out and bought his own, along with plots in some of the best vineyards in Barolo in the 1920s. Rinaldi's grandson, also Giuseppe, took over the estate in 1992. Rinaldi has avoided 'new world' trends such as the use of French barriques or shorter fermentation times. As a result, the wines demand significant cellaring to reign in their high tannins.

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Ratings on Delectable

Jason Heller Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier

2012 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate

2012 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate

9.3

Neville Weston

A Cote Rotie of Barolo’s.......super long taste, light, intense fruit concentration....

A Cote Rotie of Barolo’s.......super long taste, light, intense fruit concentration....

9.5

Evan Bienstock

Rinaldi is always great. 2012 is very approachable now and I don’t feel that I’m short changing it. Clearly it could last a while but this was very enjoyable tonight.

Rinaldi is always great. 2012 is very approachable now and I don’t feel that I’m short changing it. Clearly it could last a while but this was very enjoyable tonight.

9.5

Andrew Cullimore

Quite aromatic and actually a lot more open than I would have expected even for a 2012 . Floral and ripe cherry fruit , licorice character as well. Still quite elegant in the mouth , lots of ripe fruit and a steak of balancing refreshing acidity. More red fruits than black , raspberry , red cherry. There is a kick for quite grippy tannins at the end though they are sweet and not out of balance . Lovely long finish with a rose and floral note. Excellent and surprisingly enjoyable straight from the bottle.

Quite aromatic and actually a lot more open than I would have expected even for a 2012 . Floral and ripe cherry fruit , licorice character as well. Still quite elegant in the mouth , lots of ripe fruit and a steak of balancing refreshing acidity. More red fruits than black , raspberry , red cherry. There is a kick for quite grippy tannins at the end though they are sweet and not out of balance . Lovely long finish with a rose and floral note. Excellent and surprisingly enjoyable straight from the bottle.

9.3

Lev Lavrichtchev

Young and tanic

Young and tanic

9.0

Location

  • 1 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm
    Saturday: 11am-7pm
    Sunday: Closed

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