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1999 Luigi Einaudi Barolo Costa Grimaldi
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88(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2002

Full medium ruby. Oakier, more complex aromas of redcurrant, plum and cedar. Lush and silky, with sweet acids framing the fruit. But the substantial oak tannins dry the finish today, shortening the wine's youthful fruit. Today I prefer the fruit and balance of the basic Barolo, even if this vineyard-designated bottling should, at least in theory, be the better wine when it reaches its peak.

90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Barolo zen master
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Einaudi is a Nebbiolo master. Grimaldi reall shines


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Nebbiolo based wines made outside the Langhe hills are often lost in the commotion over Barolo and Barbaresco. The provinces of Vercelli and Novarra in the northern reaches of the Piedmont area are home to wines like Carema, Ghemme, and Gattinara. The latter two wines are mostly Nebbiolo, which as traditionally been blended with...
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