Poderi Luigi Einaudi 2015 Barolo Terlo Vigna Costa Grimaldi
"Compared to the Cannubi cru, the 2015 Barolo Terlo Vigna Costa Grimaldi is much more structured and rich. At 45 years old, these are the estate's oldest vines at work (the youngest ones are used for the Barolo Ludo), producing a tannic but nicely balanced and approachable Barolo. There are strongly present earth tones in this vintage, such as freshly tilled soil, and as it opens you'll discover more sweet spice and chocolate as well.
I enjoyed a terrific visit to Poderi Luigi Einaudi this past spring. The estate is located in Dogliani, but like Bersano and Pio Cesare, it is grandfathered into the Barolo appellation even through the winery is physically located outside those boundaries. Poderi Luigi Einaudi has been on a buying spree of sorts with recent acquisitions resulting in a new Barolo Bussia and the upcoming Barolo Monvigliero (made with some whole-cluster fermentation). Proprietor Matteo Sardagna Einaudi and his team bought a piece of Cannubi in 1997 (2.4 hectares), followed by Bussia Dardi and Monvigliero (Verduno) purchased in 2017. They have leased holdings in Villero and Terlo (Costa Grimaldi). In Barbaresco, the estate has 1.5 hectares in Neive (Bricco di Neive) with a first vintage made here to be 2019." ROBERT PARKER 94 points