Poderi Luigi Einaudi

Costa Grimaldi Barolo Nebbiolo

9.210 ratings
9.62 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Aaron Means

I have been off the Barolo/Barbaresco train for awhile but I can tell good juice when I taste it.

I have been off the Barolo/Barbaresco train for awhile but I can tell good juice when I taste it.

Aug 10th, 2017
Clayton Bahr

This is drinking fantastic right now

This is drinking fantastic right now

Aug 10th, 2015
M. Christopher Roebuck

Elegant balanced delightful

94 points

Elegant balanced delightful

94 points

Apr 5th, 2020
M
7.3

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Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030.
When to drink: 2016 to 2030
When to drink: 2017 to 2029

WSc ~91pt; WE92pt


Drink: 20170212
Medium body
Nose: fairly good but weak
Taste: subtle or weak, with fineness and bit complexity.
Drink to early? ?
Bottom: shallow


Einaudi estate was founded in 1897 by 23-year-old university professor Luigi Einaudi, who then went on to become the president of the first Italian Republic in 1948. Some of the region’s finest vineyard sites belong to Einaudi, and Barolo has two crus (Terlo and Cannubi). Terlo is part of the estate’s original property (marly-calcareous soil at 984 feet above sea level) and is used for the select, single-vineyard Barolo, called Costa Grimaldi.

The 2009 Barolo Costa Grimaldi is painted with broader brush strokes. It delivers immediate tones of black fruit, spice and nutmeg. Give it time in the glass and a background chorus of cola, tar, licorice and brimstone slowly increase in volume and tone. The mouthfeel is forceful, but finessed, with bright acidity and integrated tannins. Despite the warm vintage, the wine is beautifully crafted and will withstand the years. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030.Wine Advocate 94+

20170112 WineView w25762w to w23862w

Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030.
When to drink: 2016 to 2030
When to drink: 2017 to 2029

WSc ~91pt; WE92pt


Drink: 20170212
Medium body
Nose: fairly good but weak
Taste: subtle or weak, with fineness and bit complexity.
Drink to early? ?
Bottom: shallow


Einaudi estate was founded in 1897 by 23-year-old university professor Luigi Einaudi, who then went on to become the president of the first Italian Republic in 1948. Some of the region’s finest vineyard sites belong to Einaudi, and Barolo has two crus (Terlo and Cannubi). Terlo is part of the estate’s original property (marly-calcareous soil at 984 feet above sea level) and is used for the select, single-vineyard Barolo, called Costa Grimaldi.

The 2009 Barolo Costa Grimaldi is painted with broader brush strokes. It delivers immediate tones of black fruit, spice and nutmeg. Give it time in the glass and a background chorus of cola, tar, licorice and brimstone slowly increase in volume and tone. The mouthfeel is forceful, but finessed, with bright acidity and integrated tannins. Despite the warm vintage, the wine is beautifully crafted and will withstand the years. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030.Wine Advocate 94+

Jan 12th, 2017
James Ehrman

2009 on 1.28.16 - had been open a day, so I would say "hold" or decant.

2009 on 1.28.16 - had been open a day, so I would say "hold" or decant.

Jan 28th, 2016
Jonathan Taps

The dog's bollucks as the Brits would say. I say fucking unbelievably good. In every way.

The dog's bollucks as the Brits would say. I say fucking unbelievably good. In every way.

Jan 30th, 2015
Raymond Arthur

Raymond had this 2 years ago

Raymond had this 2 years ago

Sep 19th, 2018
David Andreozzi

David had this 4 years ago

David had this 4 years ago

Apr 9th, 2016
Shadd Scott

Shadd had this 4 years ago

Shadd had this 4 years ago

Mar 22nd, 2016
Charles Lodowski

Charles had this 5 years ago

Charles had this 5 years ago

May 24th, 2015