Robert Parker 96
The 2010 Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva is a generous and forthcoming wine that presents wave after wave of aromatic intensity. This Riserva is beautifully stitched together with precision and artistry. There is a solid core of black fruit that is surrounded by seamless tones of black cherry, spice, balsam herb and toasted anise seed. The wine is powerful and graceful all at once. The wine should age forward over the next part of the next 20 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2035
What a difference a year can make. The 2010 Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda is one of the greatest wines ever from this small, family-run estate. Perfumed, sensual and totally alluring in the glass, the 2010 Rionda is captivating from the very first taste. The flavors are crystalline and precise throughout. Hints of lavender, violets, hard candy and spices gradually open up, but above all else, the 2010 Rionda is a wine of pure, hauntingly beautiful finesse. Personally, I can’t wait to own the 2010 and follow it for the next several decades.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040