giuseppe rinaldi, barolo, tre tine 2014
Tart cherry currant rose incense leather and mineral notes are fused to a dense matrix of tannins in this sinewy red. The complexity intensity and length indicate its potential while an iron element graces the finish. Best from 2023 through 2042.
The 2014 Barolo Tre Tine is nervous and tightly wound with good precision and a bit more austerity than is the norm. Readers will have to be patient with the 2014 although I suspect the wine will always be a bit aggressive because of the effects of hail. There is good delineation to the bright red stone fruit tobacco and floral notes. It will be interesting to see how the 2014 develops in coming years.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Barolo Tre Tine will surely benefit from extra time in the bottle. The wine was still a bit rigid and nervous when I tasted it (despite the fact I tasted from a bottle at the winery that had been open since the previous evening). This blended wine sees fruit harvested from Le Coste in mid-October and Ravera during the third week of the month. Despite the timid bouquet the mouthfeel shows power and depth. I was also surprised by the level of fruity ripeness and plumpness that emerges from the bouquet. There is a touch of astringency on the finish that should iron out within the next five years or so.