($100) Deep, bright red. Aromas of red fruits and flowers, with an intriguing balsamic element. More vibrant and energetic than the Costa Grimaldi, showing the best inner-mouth perfume of the trio of 2000s. Dense and juicy, with a rather sophisticated fine-grained texture. The tannins are finer as well, and hit the palate later. (Empson U.S.A. Alexandria VA
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: November/December 2004
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94
Amazing aromas of ripe fruit, like raspberries in a leather basket. Full-bodied, with ultrasoft and silky tannins and a very, very long finish. Still there after a minute in your mouth. Extremely well-crafted. One of the best Barolos ever from here.
Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92
The 2000 Barolo Cannubi possesses notable density and intensity from start to finish. It shows more fruit and textural richness than the Costa Grimaldi, which is surprising given that the Cannubi often suffers more in warm years. This is another wine that has developed very nicely.
This estate was founded in the 19th century but lately has been on an expansion kick having purchased part of Cannubi, one of the best crus in Barolo, in 1998. Cropped at 2.2 tons per acre and raised for two years in French oak, Einaudi's Cannubi is intended to be their new flagship offering. The Cannnubi is extremely tight right now but finishes deep and long - very long with plush tannins and submerged yet concentrated fruit. It has soaked up the oak aging with little problem. Acidity is more than sufficient for aging. Needs decades in the cellar to shine but has the fundamentals to provide rewarding drinking in the future.