Luigi Einaudi Barolo Cannubi Reviews

Luigi Einaudi Barolo Cannubi Reviews

 

2014 Luigi Einaudi Barolo Cannubi Reviews

Suggested Retail Price $110.00

93 Points Decanter

After ageing in traditional casks, this wine spent a few months in amphorae. Already showing complexity on the nose, it has aromas of raspberries, sour cherries, mint, and roses, although it’s still reticent and ethereal. The freshness is admirable on the concentrated palate, displaying a fine weight of fruit, a caressing texture and firm tannins. The finish is long, spicy and positive, suggesting good ageing potential. Drinking Window 2019 – 2032

92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2014 Luigi Einaudi Barolo Cannubi is a fragile and elegant wine that drinks beautifully even now, straight out of the gate. You get all that distinct Barolo austerity in a slightly more accessible, immediate and streamlined vintage. Blue flowers and wild berry are framed by tobacco, crushed river stone and licorice root. Following a strictly classic and traditional approach, this wine goes into large oak casks for 30 long months to integrate and flesh out.

91 Points Wine Spectator

Leather, tea and tobacco notes surround the bright cherry, strawberry and floral flavors in this elegant red. Balanced on the firm side in the end. Best from 2020 through 2036.

90 Points James Suckling

Nice aromas of floras, candied lemons and dried cherries. A generous body with supple tannins, making this an easy Barolo to enjoy now. Good length, but lacks some of the excitement that the best wines from this vintage have. Outstanding still. Drink or hold.

90 Points Wine Enthusiast

Toasted hazelnut, grilled herb, underbrush and camphor aromas align with a whiff of iris. The firm medium-bodied palate offers dried cherry, clove, sage and hint of oak alongside close-grained tannins that leave an assertive finish.

2013 Luigi Einaudi Barolo Cannubi Reviews

94 Points James Suckling

Aromas of cream, light toffee, mushrooms and plums follow through to a full body, silky tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Very tannic yet the tannins are ripe and polished.

93 Points Wine Spectator

Aromatic, displaying rose, strawberry, cherry and currant flavors, accented by leather, tobacco, iron and tea notes. Firm tannins lay a base of support as this plays out on the finish. All the components are there, but this needs time.

92 Points Decanter

Super-ripe cherry and raspberry nose, with a hint of tar. Very ripe and suave, the palate is packed with fruit but has structure and vigour. Stylish, spicy, and very long. Drinking Window 2020 – 2038.

92 Points Wine Enthusiast

Toast, moist underbrush, grilled herb and balsamic aromas lead the nose. On the full-bodied austere palate, fine-grained tannins support tart cherry, cranberry, vanilla and star anise. Give this several more years to unwind and develop.

2012 Luigi Einaudi Barolo Cannubi Reviews

94 Points James Suckling

Aromas of strawberry, lemon and hints of dried flowers follow through to a medium body, chewy tannins and a racy finish. Linear and very long. A pretty balanced young Barolo and Cannubi vineyard. Better in 2019.

93 Points Wine Enthusiast

Leather, underbrush, earth, iris and woodland berry are some of the scents you’ll discover on this structured wine. The concentrated palate delivers tart red cherry, licorice, cinnamon and sage before leading into a juicy finish. Firm tannins offer support. Drink 2018–2026.

93 Points Wine & Spirits

Delicious from start to finish,” commented one of our tasters. 2012 Luigi Einaudi Cannubi  Barolo begins with flavors of juicy black plum balanced by a meaty savor. The flavors fill out over time, taking on richer notes of dark licorice and roasted fennel that add to the wine’s savory character. It feels chewy and dense, ready to take on a crown roast.

91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2012 Luigi Einaudi Barolo Cannubi takes a brief departure from the delicate floral and ethereal aromas usually associated with this important vineyard site. Instead, the wine offers a greater degree of darkness, richness and intensity. What it gains in power, it ultimately relinquishes in complexity. There is more dark fruit on display and a riper style to behold.

90 Points Wine Spectator

A lean, austere style, with tannins matched to the fruit. Light cherry and strawberry notes up front struggle to hold their own. Fresh finish. Best from 2017 through 2028.

2011 Luigi Einaudi Barolo Cannubi Reviews

96 Points James Suckling

A dense and velvety red with lots of chocolate, berry and spice character. Hints of mushroom too. Full body. Chewy and rich finish. Needs four to five years to soften. Great richness. Wonderful Cannubi.

93 Points Wine Spectator

Violet and black currant aromas and flavors are at the center of this red, tinged by licorice, spice and mineral notes. Lean, intense and persistent on the long, cherry- and spice-accented finish. Fine grip and freshness gives this longevity.

93 Points Wine & Spirits

Floral aromas lead into a big and spicy Barolo, with flavors of red and black berries layered with clove, black tea, tobacco and mushroom. The fine tannins and vibrant fruit flavors make this a pleasure to drink now, although it promises more complexity if left to cellar a few more years.

91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2011 Luigi Einaudi Barolo Cannubi performs very nicely, but generally speaking I am not as impressed by wines made from this historic vineyard in the hot 2011 vintage. The wine delivers soft complexity and a subdued personality without the verve and bursting energy you get in cooler years. It expresses itself with simple, less nuanced vocabulary.

90 Points Wine Enthusiast

This offers aromas of toast, espresso, scorched earth, red berry, clove and a whiff of leather. The lean, tense palate offers dried cherry, grilled herb, anise, coffee and tobacco but not much fruit richness. Tightly wound, bracing tannins and nervous acidity provide the framework.

2010 Luigi Einaudi Barolo Cannubi Reviews

97 Points Wine Enthusiast

Enticing scents of rose petals, violet, tilled earth and leather mingle on this wine hailing from the historical heart of the celebrated Cannubi vineyard. The vibrant palate offers crushed dark cherry accented with cinnamon, clove and a touch of vanilla alongside silky tannins. Balanced and loaded with finesse, it will develop more complexity over the next few decades. Drink 2020–2040.

95 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2010 Luigi Einaudi Barolo Cannubi is beautifully finessed and pure with etched aromas of cola, tar, pressed violets and balsam herb that are straight out of the Nebbiolo playbook. It shows power and extreme elegance in equal measure. Compared to the 2009 vintage that was lighter in the mouth, the 2010 edition is both generous and enduring. It shows the very best of Cannubi, the vineyard cru responsible for one of the most important interpretations of the mighty Nebbiolo grape variety. I look forward to revisiting this wine in ten years or more

94 Points Wine Spectator

Polished and focused on the cherry, strawberry and raspberry flavors, with plenty of structure for support. Effortlessly fresh and balanced, showing sweet fruit and refined tannins on the long finish. Best from 2017 through 2035

92 Points James Suckling

This is a very floral Barolo with lots of rose-petal character and tar undertones. Full body with chewy tannins and a medium finish. Needs time to soften.