The 2017 Barolo Tre Tine from Giuseppe Rinaldi is mid-ruby, translucent but with a good color intensity - in fact the color of the 2017 Tre Tine is more youthful than the 2018. On the nose there is sweet spice, earthy top notes and a slight leather or game note. It is a firm, austere style with a very traditional feel. There is less mid-palate and textural succulence, but this is wine feels more about fresh acidity and firm tannins. The tannins are firm but fine in texture and seem to be closing down the fruit at the moment. It is a great example of a traditional style Barolo built for the long haul. Wait 2-3 years and drink for 20 plus.