96 Points Wine Enthusiast - Intensely fragrant, this boasts enticing floral scents of rose and iris that mingle with red berry and camphor. Featuring a heady combination of finesse, structure and accessibility, the smooth, delicious palate delivers crushed raspberry, strawberry compote and star anise alongside a backbone of polished tannins.
94 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - The Poderi Luigi Einaudi 2017 Barolo Cannubi draws its fruit from a very special site (as all Cannubi enthusiasts can attest to) with grayish Sant'Agata marls soils with a mix of sand, clay and calcareous material. These light, well-draining soils tend to produce high-pitched wines with plenty of lifted or vertical aromatic intensity. The wine boasts aromas of wild berry, purple rose, dry mint and crushed stone. The wine's texture is lean and silky. There's plenty of power to drive the wine's future bottle evolution.
94 Points James Suckling - A generous, fruity Barolo with ripe, polished tannins to the vivid fruit and citrusy acidity. It’s full-bodied and rather round with a soft, juicy finish. Very fresh. Subtle. Drink in 2024 and onwards.
94 Points Vinous - The 2017 Barolo Cannubi is sensual and inviting from the very first taste. What the 2017 might lack in terms of structure or complexity it more than makes up for with its open, embracing personality. All the elements come together so effortlessly. Sweet red/purplish fruit, rose petal, mint, cedar and sweet pipe tobacco build as this creamy, resonant Barolo develops in the glass. Drink it over the next 15-20 years.
94 Points Wine & Spirits - The sandy-clay soils of Cannubi yielded a fl oral and elegant wine in the 2017 vintage. The wine unfolds with flavors of red cherry and raspberry poised in a medium-bodied frame, the red fruit laced with notes of mint and white pepper. It offers some near-term appeal, but will be better in a few years when the fruit has fleshed out.
93 Points Jeb Dunnuck - The 2017 Barolo Cannubi is from the south and southeast facing hillside of Cannubi at 220 meters of elevation of the Barolo commune. Its aromatics are rich with tobacco, dried cherry, and licorice candy. The palate is classic and savory, with building tannins, dusty earth, cherry pit, and resin. Hold for 3-5 years and drink 2024-2042.
92 Points Wine Spectator - As much savory as fruity, this red reveals juniper, menthol, cherry, tar and tobacco flavors, allied to a lithe frame. Remains vibrant through the lingering finish, where the tannins emerge.
Winemaker Notes - A wine of great class that expresses the elegance of the territory, of a brilliant garnet red turning slightly amber with time, exuberant in its fragrance of fruit and spices, of great body, full and velvety with a long final taste of goudron and spices.