(2009 Vintage) Marcarini's 2009 Barolo Brunate is drop-dead gorgeous. The aromas and flavors are a bit brighter and more floral than is often the case, while the darker, balsamic notes typical of Brunate are less evident. Instead, it is the wine's textural finesse and sweetness that speak loud and clear. Hard candy, dried roses and sweet red berries wrap around the textured, inviting finish.
International Wine CellarRating: 91-93 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Nov-02
Wine AdvocateRating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 149 on Oct-03
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/03