Francesco Rinaldi Barolo DOCG 2015

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  • South Melbourne
  • Sydney

The 2015 Barolo is gracious, airy and light on its feet. Sweet tobacco, cedar, dried cherry, spice and licorice are all nicely lifted in a sensual, open-knit Barolo that will drink well right out of the gate. All the elements fall into place effortlessly. Rinaldi's straight Barolo is a terrific wine in its peer group. ANTONIO GALLONI

My visit to Francesco Rinaldi this year was one of the highlights (if not the highlight) of my annual sweep around the Langhe hills. They have made superb 2015s which beautifully splice the generosity of the vintage with enlivening structure and savoury nuance of their traditional styling. Sisters, Paola and Piera Rinaldi, insist nothing much has changed in production - and to some extent that's true - wines are still made in an avowedly traditional style but more recent investment in the cellars with new large botti and a few others incremental tweaks have parted the curtain on more specific vineyard derived characteristics and quite simply made the wines exponentially more enjoyable. Today, they are one of my favourite traditional producers.

Strong aromatic game layers in strawberry, liquorice, crushed rose petals and earth. Palate is rich and layered for a wine at this level and marries the weight of the year with lovely freshness and a nice pull of underlying structure. There's darker cherry here as well with nice dusting of spice. For a Barolo "normale" this would have to one of the best in the region. MICHAEL MCNAMARA