2001 Barolo Vigna Rionda

Luigi Pira

88Average Score
flagNorthern Italy / Italy

The 2001 Barolo Vigna Rionda has aged very quickly. The baby fat has melted away, exposing the wine’s considerable French oak. Spices, dried herbs and flowers struggle to emerge, but really never find a place here. Ultimately it is the oak that is very much center stage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2014. ||Giampaolo Pira’s 2001s were quite showy when they were first released. The wines haven’t aged as well as I had expected and today it is pretty clear they need to be drunk up. Ultimately these wines never integrated their French oak.||A Marc de Grazia Selection, various American importers, including: de Grazia Imports; tel. (417) 732-4200; Michael Skurnik, Syosset, NY; tel. (516) 677-9300, Estate Wines Ltd., San Rafael, CA; tel. (415) 492-9411, Robert Houde Wines, Elk Grove Village, IL; tel. (847) 430-3887 eRobertParker.com.April, 2012

Antonio Galloni, Vinous    Score: 88/100

6x75cl-0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace£613.00
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