2013 Einaudi "Terlo Vigna Costa Grimaldi" Barolo SKU #1299741


DC 95 JS 95 VN 94
WS 93 WE 90
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  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    K&L Staff Member
    In addition to the "Terlo"' we're pleased to offer Einaudi's outstanding Barolo "Costa Grimaldi". It's produced from 40-55 year old vines and offers a bit more depth and longevity. An earthy nose of dark red fruits, minerals and a pleasant hint of smoke precede a full, round and flavorful palate with ample ripe tannins and acidity. There's plenty of weight and depth here and this truly wonderful Barolo deserves at least a couple of years in the cellar and will continue to reward the patient.
  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    K&L Staff Member
    It isn't every day that I taste a wine that marries power and elegance as well as this Vigna Costa Grimaldi from Einaudi. The high class aromas have all the best traditional components of Barolo in a very stylish frame. In the mouth, the wine is full of dark, savory fruit and strong, but silky tannins. Rather than being tarted up with French barrique, this is great all big barrel, real Barolo... I can't wait to try it with Osso Bucco after a couple hours in a decanter!
    Drink from 2017 to 2043
  • Ryan Moses
    By: Ryan Moses
    K&L Staff Member
    Just under 600 cases of this gem from Einaudi's Costa Grimaldi vineyard are made every year. This has been one of the early standouts for superb value from the celebrated 2013 vintage. Very intense aromas of black cherry, orange peel, and leather lead the way. The pallet is compact and focused with solid core of fruit, structured tannins, and an intensity that begs for time to unfurl. Although it does require a bit of time, it has all the signatures of a great Cru Barolo bottling and it'll be hard to have your money go further in Piedmont these days.
  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    K&L Staff Member
    Light red with ruby tones. Aromas of marzipan, brown spices, dried rose and truffle. Suave and sweet, with a liqueur-like ripeness to the flavors of red fruits, marzipan, brown spices, menthol and leather. Nicely integrated acidity accentuates the wine's inner-mouth perfume and contributes to an impression of firm structure. Love this Barolo, drink now and over the next few years.
  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    K&L Staff Member
    I notice immediately that there is a bigger fruit component to this wine than one usually finds in Einaudi Barolo, it’s strident, tightly focused but very intense. The fruit aromatics roll back quickly as the dusky, leathery, and brambly notes move to the front; this is the classic Einaudi spectrum that begs for time, food and a broad Burgundy glass. On the palate the fruit is center stage once more, showing a sweeter density that seems to be bursting from the middle trying to push the tannin off your palate to the edges. The flavors are plumy but vibrantly so, they are dense and luxuriant but taught, as the wine rests on your tongue and shows layers of leather, earth, smoke, and tobacco. In classic fashion this Einaudi Barolo has tannin (like most Barolo!) but this wine’s tannin is ultra fine grain, almost supple to the feel, embracing rather than gripping and slowly dissipates. To drink now decant for a couple of hours and have it with Brasato al Barolo (Italian Pot Roast) or a porcini laden risotto, this wine will age very well for the next few decades.
    Drink from 2017 to 2040


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