There’s plenty to like in this range from Renato and Stefano Corino…The Corino Barolos are marked by their textural richness and forward appeal.
– Antonio Galloni / vinous.com
It might once have been fair to describe the wines of Renato Corino as diamonds in the rough. Barolo insiders were aware of the estate and its potential – Antonio Galloni has written about buying the wines for his own cellar for the last 20 years – but the name was rarely mentioned outside of the circles of the cognoscenti.
This changed with the 2016 vintage, Corino was one of many producers to graduate from rising star to a name to be reckoned with. Today we are thrilled to offer their 2019s, wines that speak with complete authenticity of their origins and the family that crafted them.
I always look at the straight Barolo as an indicator of quality for an estate. Corino’s Barolo is consistently among the finer examples in its peer group.
– Antonio Galloni
Renato and his son Stefano have refined their style and planed away any rough edges to reveal the diamond within. They are true farmers without a shred of artifice, making small quantities of wines from the vineyards that surround their home (see the photo below, from their terrace) and selling them for very fair prices.
Corino wines have the flesh and succulence to be enjoyed in their youth yet the structure to age gracefully, as demonstrated by a 34 year old Rocche dell’Annunziata that Renato uncorked last time I visited. The warmth and generosity of the family shine through in their wines which, once again, illustrate the astonishing value that can still be found in this classic region.
Do find space in the cellar for a case or two of these keenly priced 2019s.
Very best wishes,
Matthew Hemming MW
Subject to remaining unsold. Available ex our cellars in Singapore Q3 2023.
Barolo Comune di La Morra 2019
$290 per case (1×6) OC (inc GST $313.20)
The 2019 Barolo del Comune di La Morra is a tasty, straightforward wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. Succulent red cherry fruit makes a good first impression, while more advanced notes of leather, cedar and dried flowers suggest a wine that is likely to offer its best drinking on the early side.
88/100 – Antonio Galloni
Barolo Arborina 2019
$435 per case (1×6) OC (inc GST $469.80)
The 2019 Barolo Arborina is a bright, effusive wine. Macerated cherry, licorice, dried herbs, pine and mocha all meld together. Sensual and plush, with terrific depth, the 2019 is showing very, very well today. It’s a classic Renato Corino Barolo, perhaps a bit less exuberant than most years, but impeccable in its balance and overall harmony.
93/100 – Antonio Galloni
Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata 2019
$480 per case (1×6) OC (inc GST $518.40)
The 2019 Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata is a gorgeous wine from Renato Corino. Bright and effusive, with captivating aromatic presence, the 2019 is all charm. Succulent dark cherry, cinnamon, blood orange, new leather, spice, sweet pipe tobacco and a kiss of French oak all meld together in a sumptuous Barolo that is all charm. In 2019, Corino opted to not make a Riserva, so all the barrels went into this bottling. Give the 2019 a few years to come together in bottle.
95/100 – Antonio Galloni
Terms & Conditions:
Offer ends on Wednesday 8th March l No further discount l Immediate payment required l Delivery fees ($32.40) waived for purchases above $500 before GST excluding airports | Cancellation of orders not allowed l Order/s to be collected/delivered within 1 month upon stock availability l Offered Ex-Singapore & subject to remaining unsold