Marcarini Nebbiolo Barolo Brunate 1996
Barolo Brunate appears to possess greater richness of fruit than the 1996 Barolo La Serra, a more persuasive personality, and deep, big, full-bodied flavors with considerable tannin. It needs 5-6 years of cellaring and will keep for two decades. The Marcarini estate in La Morra is one of Barolo's most respected producers. Their 1989s and 1990s are tightly-knit, closed but promising wines that require 4-5 years of cellaring.Ripe and exotic, layering some herbal notes of sage and basil between the blasts of Port-like berry and plum flavors. A big wine, it finishes with a final whack of alcohol. Give it time to settle down. Best from 2000 through 2004.
Editorial Reviews for Marcarini Nebbiolo Barolo Brunate
Tight on the nose with faint undertones of dark, slightly jammy fruits topped with hnts f fennel and cocoa that gained lift from a hint of VA. This remains fairly tight on the palate though there is an innate sweetness here t hints at the core of fruit. The tannins are ripe, not quite soft, but supple and embedded in the core of savory dark fruit that leads to a tight, snappy if short finish. with air this gains length and begins to shed some reticence and take on earthy complexity. Another three years should let this wine reveal it’s true character though i remain positive about it’s potential for improvement. 90pts