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Barolo Badarina 2015

Rivista Decanter
Anno di pubblicazione 2019
Punteggio

91

Note

Bruna Grimaldi and her family use organic principles when they farm their Serralunga vineyards, but the estate is not certified. Badarina can show more freshness than other Serralunga sites thanks to its elevation and varied expositions. The nose here is delicate and poised, with red fruits and a hint of liquorice. The attack is delicate but the tannins emerge on the mid-palate to balance a core of ripe fruit that is very appealing. This is balanced, subtle and long. Drinking Window 2020-2036.

Barolo Badarina 2008

Rivista Decanter
Anno di pubblicazione 2018
Punteggio

93

Note

Warm, inviting nose of spicy red fruit and cherry menthol. Long but elegant and poised, with beautifully precise red fruit. Impressive stuff, with lots of room for development.

Barolo Badarina 2014

Rivista Decanter
Anno di pubblicazione 2018
Punteggio

91

Note

Simone Grimaldi is now taking over from his mother Bruna. Although based in Grinzane Cavour, one of their best wines comes from Badarina in Serralunga. It has a lightly toasty nose, with a slight baked character and aromas of red fruits, cherries and menthol. It shows concentration with firm underlying tannins, and is still austere and rather grippy, but the finish is spicy, complex and long. Drink 2020-2032.

Barolo Bricco Ambrogio 2014

Rivista Decanter
Anno di pubblicazione 2018
Punteggio

89

Note

In contrast to their more austere wine from Badarina in Serralunga, the Bricco Ambrogio from Roddi comes from a warmer site and delivers a more approachable wine. It has a heady cherry nose with ample juicy fruit and a light balsamic tone. It’s suave, forward and upfront, yet doesn’t lack tannin or balance, showing some spice on the fairly long finish.

Barolo Badarina 2013

Rivista Decanter
Anno di pubblicazione 2017
Punteggio

92

Note

Although from a lofty site, this has a sweet nose reminiscent of Hungarian cherry soup. Medium-bodied, this is graceful and lively, although there are firm underlying tannins to remind one of its Serralunga origin. Intense and very long. Drink 2019-2028.

Barolo Badarina 2010

Rivista Decanter
Anno di pubblicazione 2015
Punteggio

90

Note

Playful nose of wood spice with full, round underlying ripe fruti aromas. Pungently floral with mouthcoating tannins but the finish is clean and dry – not drying. Has real staying power.