Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Undicicomuni 2018 750ml - Vine Republic
Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Undicicomuni 2018 750ml
SKU: 00628

Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Undicicomuni 2018

  • js92
  • ws90


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Barolo Undicicomuni is arguably Arnaldo Rivera's most important wine. Spiced cedar, leather and scorched earth on the nose. The palate is wild and savory with notes of crushed raspberry, figs, cinnamon, star anise alongside velvety dusty tannins and fresh acidity. It's stylish meaty and delicious and super uber Nebbiolo cool. Blending fruit from across the Langhe's eleven Barolo villages, it epitomizes the quintessential values of traditional, historic Barolo. While the ArnaldoRivera single vineyard Barolos are stunning, it is the Barolo Undicicomuni that demands the winemaker's greatest attention. He is required to blend different fruit and terroir expressions from diverse villages, just as an artist balances colors to complete his work of art. This means that the Barolo Undicicomuni is naturally Arnaldo Rivera's most complex Barolo. A shorter ageing in wood, instead of the 32 months of each cru, allows the wine to be more accessible and suitable for early drinking. A consistently great example of Barolo.
James Suckling
  • js92

Lots of bright red fruit on the nose and palate, together with dried and fresh herbs. Medium-bodied with medium tannins and a fresh, lightly firm finish. Good substance, but lacks a bit of depth on the palate for now. Although it drinks well even now, I would give this a chance to broaden out.

Wine Spectator
  • ws90

An elegant style, this Barolo offers well-defined cherry and red berry flavors accented by floral, licorice and wild Spanish broom notes. Supple and approachable now, yet the light tannins provide support for aging. Fine length. Best from 2024 through 2038.