2012 Einaudi "Cannubi" Barolo (Previously $70)
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.
Einaudi's 2012 Barolo Cannubi is another huge, intense wine. Big, rich and explosive in style, the 2012 possesses notable depth and concentration in a style that is shockingly rich for Cannubi. There isn't a whole lot of subtlety here, but there is plenty of power. Here, too, readers will have to be patient. Still, I don't expect the 2012 will ever be particularly polished. (AG)
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 Empson USA Ltd. —K.O.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Poderi Luigi Einaudi 2012 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. (ML)
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. 950 cases made. (BS)