A great wine of the Langa, garnet red with a shade of amber. It has an intense and embracing fragrance, and full-bodied but smooth tannic taste with a long spiced finish.
Derived from the Nebbiolo grapes from the Costa Grimaldi vineyard owned by the Einaudi estate, facing Barolo. The tannic characteristics
guarantee a long life in bottle. With time it acquires complexity as the ethereal aromas of spices, truffles and leather.
"The 2008 Barolo Costa Grimaldi reveals lovely freshness and vibrancy in its floral bouquet and delineated, nuanced fruit. Mint, licorice and sweet spices add lift and brightness throughout. The Costa Grimaldi is a bit on the delicate, feminine side in this vintage, but the balance remains compelling. In particular, the wine's focus and clarity on the finish show the qualities that make 2008 such a terrific vintage. Costa Grimaldi is made from the Via Nuova vineyard in Barolo, a cold site that does best in warmer years. In 2008, a cold year, the Costa Grimaldi comes across as compact and unyielding. If the wine fleshes out in bottle it could merit a higher score. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028."
The Wine Advocate
"Wild flower, dried jasmine, wild berry, hazelnut and ginger open the beautifully fragrant bouquet. The mouthfeel is tight, elegant and silky with polished tannins and fresh menthol overtones."
"Bright red-ruby. Deep, very ripe aromas of black cherry and minerals. Very rich, sweet and creamy, but with lovely mineral lift to the medicinal black cherry and spice flavors. Finishes long and vibrant, with big, building tannins and a powerful impression of structure."
International Wine Cellar