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Marcarini Nebbiolo Barolo Brunate 1995

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92 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): The 1995 Brunate from Marcarini is a very good wine that is at least a full decade more advanced than the 1996. This is a wine that will probably always be just a touch hard-edged in style, but it will offer up good drinking over the course of its peak of maturity. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a mix of underbrush, black cherries, woodsmoke, roses, a touch of gamebird and camphor. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and nicely complex, with a good core, modest tannins and a long, tangy and gently autumnal finish. I suspect the tannins here are always going to be a touch chewy, even as they fade more fully, but paired up with food, this is not a big deal. This vintage of Brunate is getting pretty close to its plateau of peak maturity, but it is not quite there yet. 2018-2040. (Jul/Aug 2014)

Editorial Reviews for Marcarini Nebbiolo Barolo Brunate

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065233,904
4.00 5
04/13/2011

Richly scented with black fruit framed with fennel fronds, bay leaves, and rich candied herbs with a touch of vanilla. Big in the mouth with lots of soft, minor tannins that lend a savory tone to the core of bitter black cherry fruit. There’s some roasted overtones to the fruit but the wine remains fresh and relatively mouth filling with a clear, sandy finish. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065233,904
4.00 5
09/22/2008

low key nose with good balance and complexity, sandy and limastoney with a narrow band of black spice and faint dark cherry note on the nose which developed into a spicier, more typical profile with time. Round and sweet upfronnt with lovely integration though the tannins remained a bit astringent and the acids a touch high they served to compliment the slightly musky, with grapy/ red berry fruit, still a touch young but a complete and succesful barolo


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065233,904
3.50 5
04/23/2014

Quite aromatic already this reveals perfumes of earth, tar, flowers and spice notes that are verging to tea. Air brings out a touch of rust and huge white floral note. Warm and open on the palate, this shows off the slightly rustic tannins of the vintage, a little angular and drying, but there’s plenty of strawberry fruit here supported by bright acids to keep this quite engaging. Rose petals and just a hint of herb stem adds some complexity to the wine which gains a nice earthy note through the long finish. Perhaps not quite at peak this is drinking very well and both the flavors and texture hold ones attention. 88pts


Member Reviews for Marcarini Nebbiolo Barolo Brunate

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065233,904
4.50 5
04/23/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065233,904
4.40 5
04/23/2014

Four and a half glasses



92 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): The 1995 Brunate from Marcarini is a very good wine that is at least a full decade more advanced than the 1996. This is a wine that will probably always be just a touch hard-edged in style, but it will offer up good drinking over the course of its peak of maturity. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a mix of underbrush, black cherries, woodsmoke, roses, a touch of gamebird and camphor. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and nicely complex, with a good core, modest tannins and a long, tangy and gently autumnal finish. I suspect the tannins here are always going to be a touch chewy, even as they fade more fully, but paired up with food, this is not a big deal. This vintage of Brunate is getting pretty close to its plateau of peak maturity, but it is not quite there yet. 2018-2040. (Jul/Aug 2014)

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