Luigi Einaudi Barolo Costa Grimaldi 2006

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

$110.00 $85.00
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Item No. 104854
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP94
  • WS93
  • W&S92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WS94
  • 1995
  • WS94

Winemaker's Notes

This is a choice selection of the finest Nebbiolo grapes from the homonymous vineyard within the Terlo cru planted in 1962. Only about 20% of the grapes are cherry-picked for Costa Grimaldi. Their intrinsic excellence is complemented by élevage, of which 20% is in barriques and the rest in 18 and 30-hl. oak barrels for 30 months followed by at least 6 months in bottle. Intense, ample bouquet, magnificent body, sweet tannins.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Barolo Costa Grimaldi reveals superb intensity in its dark cherries, violets, menthol and spices. Medium to full in body, the Costa Grimaldi reveals exceptional length all the way through to the pure, finessed finish. This is the most powerful of the estate's 2006 Barolos. It is a magnificent Barolo from Einaudi. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.

Over the last few years Einaudi has settled into an approach that successfully combines elements of modern and traditional approaches. In 2006 the Nebbiolo harvest took place during the first half of October. The Barolos were fermented in stainless steel, and aged first in French oak and subsequently in larger, neutral casks. Einaudi is among the properties in Piedmont moving in a direction that increasingly favors large oak over small French oak barrels."
94 Points

"A masculine style, displaying tar, prune, black cherry and eucalyptus notes. The tannins emerge as this crosses the palate, expanding on the lingering, spice- and leather-filled finish. Be patient. Best from 2014 through 2032."
93 Points

"A selection from Einaudi's Vigna Terlo, planted in 1962 in the commune of Barolo, this wine aged in large oak casks for two years. It's tense and spicy as a young wine, with scents of cumin and persimmon adding to the redness of the fruit. Fine acidity makes this mouthwatering, balanced by a touch of sweetness in the finish. For the cellar."
92 Points

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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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Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo(neh-bee-OH-low) The King of Piedmont Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to Piedmont, Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...

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