2013 Luigi Einaudi Barolo Costa Grimaldi

Year: 2013
Appellation: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 93
Vinous Media: 94+
James Suckling: 95
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :
$69.95

"A whiff of hay gives way to cherry, strawberry, rose and tobacco aromas and flavors. This is elegant and steely, with dense tannins on the mouthwatering finish. Best from 2022 through 2036. -B.S." (WS)

"Black cherry, smoke, tar, licorice and menthol give the 2013 Barolo Terlo Vigna Costa Grimaldi much of its virile personality. Here, too, the level of fruit intensity is considerable, but, as always, the Costa Grimaldi has the broad shoulders and frame to hand all of that richness. Readers will have to be patient, as the 2013 needs at least a few years in bottle to shed some of its youthful tannin. This is impressive juice." (VM)

"Ripe fruit with orange-peel, walnut and ripe-strawberry aromas. Full body, ultra-fine and long tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes. Wow. Gorgeous. Better in 2021 but who can wait?" (JS)