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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Luigi Einaudi Barolo Cannubi 1994
Luigi Einaudi Barolo Cannubi 1994
(search item no. 16956)

PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $42.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

From superstar cru of Cannubi; the S and SE slopes of the celebrated hill provide unbelievable magnitude, breed and longevity. Terrain is 30% sandstone, 55% clay, 15% limestone, at an altitude of 220 meters a.s.l.; crop is 2.2 tons/acre. The ensuing wine's amazing concentration is enhanced and fine-tuned by a 2-year sojourn in French oak. Layers and layers of velvet, spice, goudron, truffles; long, long finish & long, long cellar life (over 25 yrs.!).
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About Luigi Einaudi:

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, her son Matteo Sardagna, and Giorgio Ruffo – together with technical director Lorenzo Raimondi and winemaker Beppe Caviola – have proven a winning team. Today, the total surface of the property (10 farmsteads) is 358 acres, 111 of which are under vine. The vineyards, in turn, are subdivided into seven terroirs. Four of these are in Dogliani (four hills, one of which is the Vigna Tecc cru, another the premier area of San Luigi), while Barolo comprises two crus (Terlo and Cannubi). Terlo is part of the estate’s original nucleus (marly-calcareous soil at 984 feet above Cannubi hill, at an altitude of 722 feet above sea level), provide a Barolo of superb breed and longevity. The underground winery, located at Tecc and completed in 1993, was gradually doubled in size and provided with state-of-the-art barrel cellars, sophisticated humidity and temperature control systems, and a new-generation bottle cellar stocking over 240,000 bottles.