2008 Bruna Grimaldi "Badarina" Barolo
Aromatic, showing mint, cherry, licorice and clove notes backed by a thick base of tannins. A savory, mineral element enters at midpalate and lingers on the complex aftertaste. Shows fine balance overall. Best from 2017 through 2037.
This structured Barolo opens with underbrush, porcini mushroom, truffle and leather aromas. The palate delivers succulent black cherry flavors, balsamic notes and well integrated oak, The rich flavors and big tannins easily support the 15% alcohol. Drink after 2018 for more complexity.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
From one of the most celebrated crus on the southwest side of Serralunga d'Alba, the 2008 Barolo Badarina opens with a bold presentation of dark fruit, Indian spice, licorice, cedar and clove. The wine shows thick structure and notable texture on the close. This looks to be a relatively early-maturing Barolo. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022.
Wine & Spirits
With its spicy scents and firm, juicy middle, this Barolo is tight and youthful, but softer and gentler than many Serralunga wines. A chocolate richness in the tannins brings harmony to the structure, making it accessible if you choose to drink it now. It will develop more complexity with time in the cellar.