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    Luigi Einaudi Barolo Cannubi 2004
    Nebbiolo - Piedmont, Italy

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    • W&S96
    • ST95
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 Wine & Spirits, 95 The Wine Advocate, 95 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Piedmont, Italy

    Varietal: Nebbiolo

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Boutique Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 95336

    Winemaker's Notes:

    From superstar cru of Cannubi – Barolo's greatest, most expensive and historical, documented as far back as 1752! The Einaudi family succeeded in purchasing a portion of this celebrated terroir in 1997. The ensuing Barolo shows distinctive elegance, grandeur and complexity: luscious aromas, layers and layers of velvet, spice, goudron, truffles; long, long finish and a long, long cellar life of over 25 years.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The Einaudi family has its roots in Dogliani, but in 1997 they acquired just over five acres of Cannubi, one of the most acclaimed crus in Barolo. In 2004, Einaudi produced its best Cannubi yet, an aristocratic expression of nebbiolo that feels almost perfectly formed. There's immediacy to the wine's beauty, an arresting floral aroma that recalls a walk through a rose garden at sunrise, the dew clinging softly to the petals and earth. And while the wine feels soft at first, with subtle flavors of cherries and rose, it soon reveals the firm structure and mineral expression at its heart. Its evolution continues for several days, maintaining a freshness and vibrancy that's utterly compelling. Gentle and elegant, yet drawing power from its broad, succulent middle, this '04 is a must for any serious Barolo lover. It will continue to evolve for decades.

    96 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    The estate's classy, elegant 2004 Barolo Nei Cannubi is even more promising. It reveals a richly concentrated personality with the compelling perfumed inner sweetness that is the hallmark of this great vineyard. The wine offers terrific energy and structure, with gorgeous, silky tannins that round out the sweet, lingering finish. The Cannubi was still in oak when I tasted it in mid-November 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2024.
    92-95

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Good deep red. Musky, carnal nose hints at excellent vinosity but is currently dominated by oak. Then huge, full and classic, with terrific concentration and a powerful underlying structure. At once sweet in its fruity character and classically dry. Best today on the minerally, floral, scented back end, where the tannins are ripe and smooth. This producer has been on a serious upward curve in recent years. It wasn't too long ago that the Einaudi wines were strong but distinctly rustic. Today's wines are pure, with no loss of power or structure.
    92-95

    95 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    Randy Blanton (1/21/2012)
    The 2004 has an inviting floral nose. The palate is filled with ripe berries, leather, and a hint of vanilla. This superb wine demonstrates a beautiful balance between the fruit and tannins. The silky, clean finish leaves one wanting more! I am so delighted to more of this vintage to enjoy!
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    walktard (4/15/2013)
    3.5
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    Michael Giannuzzi (8/8/2012)

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