Poderi Luigi Einaudi Barolo Costa Grimaldi 2008

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Garnet red with orange reflections; intense, persistent bouquet; full-bodied, austere and velvety on the palate, with long finish of goudron and spice. In time, the wine is fine-tuned to greater and greater complexity, acquiring notes of truffles. Best with rich, structured dishes, red meat, game and seasoned cheese.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Barolo
Brand Poderi Luigi Einaudi
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 2008 Barolo Costa Grimaldi reveals lovely freshness and vibrancy in its floral bouquet and delineated, nuanced fruit. Mint, licorice and sweet spices add lift and brightness throughout. The Costa Grimaldi is a bit on the delicate, feminine side in this vintage, but the balance remains compelling. In particular, the wine's focus and clarity on the finish show the qualities that make 2008 such a terrific vintage. Costa Grimaldi is made from the Via Nuova vineyard in Barolo, a cold site that does best in warmer years. In 2008, a cold year, the Costa Grimaldi comes across as compact and unyielding. If the wine fleshes out in bottle it could merit a higher score. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028.

Antonio Galloni, April 2012