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17 Ratings
Marcarini Barolo Brunate

Wine Details

Vineyard

Marcarini

Varietal

Nebbiolo

Style

Red

Region

PiedmontItaly

Wine Description

The flavor calls to mind the sunshine of the Langhe hills; the bouquet is reminiscent of spice, tobacco, cinnamon and ripe fruit, with undertones of very fine wood. Color is garnet red, lively and intense, with slightly orange hues, but it is on the palate this wine fully reveals its magnitude, character and complexity: velvety, round, with soft tannins, well balanced components and remarkable persistence, it confirms the bouquets subtly spicy vein, with notes of liquorice and vanilla.

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2003 Vintage) Medium red with an amber rim. Expressive aromas of mocha, truffle and brown spices. Fatter, sweeter and silkier than La Serra, with a nutty quality that reminded me of a maturing, traditionally styled Barolo. Impressively silky and round, with plenty of material to support its relatively fine tannins and elevated alcohol. Broad and ripe for the year; in fact, this makes La Serra seem dry in comparison.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 12/07
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Wine Advocate
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate
  • Robert Parker
    (2003 Vintage)