(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.
Wine SpectatorEarthy and meaty aromas turn to crushed flowers and berries. Full-bodied, with a lovely silky palate and a long, fruity, delicious finish. Ultrarefined, yet chewy. Best after 2008. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 2,200 cases made. (JS)
International Wine CellarRating: 90(+?) - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Nov-04
Wine AdvocateRating: 88/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 160 on Aug-05