Luigi Einaudi Barolo Cannubi 2004
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
International Wine Cellar
Smooth & Supple
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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It all began in 1897, when 23-year-old Luigi Einaudi (Italy"s first President) purchased the first of the Einaudi estates at San Giacomo. Today, the President"s descendants have chosen to maintain continuity with their extraordinary heritage while looking to the future, turning the oldest wine property in the Dogliani area into a cutting-edge classic. Granddaughter Paola Einaudi,...
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