2013 Einaudi "Terlo" Barolo (Elsewhere $50) SKU #1299743


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  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    K&L Staff Member
    Matteo Sardagna is at the helm of his family's estate and has taken on greater responsibilities since the passing of his mother in 2010. The winery is definitely among those in the Langhe committed to the preservation of the zone and to a high level of quality throughout the winemaking process. The vines of Terlo range in age from 15-55 years and yield a juicy, generous and showy Barolo with expressive spiced red fruit and noticeable but fine tannins throughout. Although approachable now, it will only improve in the bottle if allowed to outgrow its youthful vigor.
  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    K&L Staff Member
    The nose is pure Piemonte, a savory cross of earth, fruit and truffle, the nose has a certain depth to it that says weight, importance but in a straight forward, easy country manner. On the palate the 2013 vintage’s hallmark drinkability is immediately apparent, there is a supple balance to the wine yet it doesn’t betray being Barolo, it’s still Barolo! On the palate the wine shows leather, spice, smoke, sotto bosco and a bit of crunchy cranberry fruit. The tannins are apparent but they are very fine grain, elegant and don’t define the wine they just give it a border. The finish is long, complex and just doesn’t go away and indication of a long life but with drinkability now. A really superb, classically styled Barolo, as I taste it I keep reaching for my fork, it begs for food.
    Drink from 2017 to 2033
  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    K&L Staff Member
    The nose brings aromas of dried cherry and roses, and on the palate you will find raspberries, tar, tobacco, truffle, and a little Langhe dust with a good tannin structure. I love the elegance to this wine, and with all of its varietal purity here, I recommend decanting for a couple hours...or even aging a couple of years (up to five or more years if you are that patient). This would show extremely well with a wild mushroom risotto or a barbecue tommy hawk steak.
  • Ryan Moses
    By: Ryan Moses
    K&L Staff Member
    Coming from the oldest Einaudi estate vineyards, this is a slightly more approachable and rounded bottling compared to the prestigious Costa Grimaldi. Still, it is a single vineyard Barolo from a top vintage for under $40 - a combination that is more and more rare by the day. The aromas are generous right out of the bottle with a gorgeous floral note to compliment pure bright red fruit. The palate is classic, balanced Nebbiolo that is already impressive as a pop-and-pour, but will certainly blossom with some time in the decanter or a bit of age. A very complete wine in a way that is (unfortunately) rare with Baroli at this price point.
  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    K&L Staff Member
    The Terlo from Einaudi has the rare combination of traditional Barolo flavors married to precocious drinkability. I love the exotic rose and tar nose, the powerful structure and the surprising texture. This will do the best with an hour or more in the decanter and great food- and what good Barolo wouldn't! I can't wait to get this home and drink it!
    Drink from 2017 to 2033


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