In a nutshell:
A compelling and classic Barolo single cru from an excellent producer.
The wines of Barolo are the quintessential expression of the Nebbiolo grape of which the best examples are among the most sought after fine wines of all. The Cannubi vineyard is one of those recognized as a Cru and considered to produce some of the best in the DOCG. Rinaldi prefer the more traditionalist approach to their winemaking and, after allowing a lengthy fermentation the wine is aged in large Slavonian oak casks for around 4 years. With a classic garnet tinge, a reflection of the ageing, the wine has a nicely perfumed nose where you can pick out rose petals and violets. On the palate is a definite savoury, meaty quality with warming spicy notes running through as well. The robust tannins aren't overbearing, but well integrated and the good balancing acidity results in a quite sublime example of Cru Barolo.
When to drink:
Just about ready to drink now this will last right through the 2020s. Bold flavoured red meat, or game dishes are the classic foods to go with this.