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An excellent Barolo Brunate from the great Marcarini esatate and the outstanding 2007 vintage in Piedmont. The half-b...Read more...
Soaring aromatics emerge from the estatersquo;s 2004 Barolo Brunate. Menthol, dark cherries, spices, new leather and licorice are all to be found i... Read more
Good medium red with an amber edge. Distinctly backward nose hints at dark raspberry and menthol; much less showy today than La Serra. Then rich, c... Read more
Located between the communes of Barolo and La Morra, Brunate is one of the zonersquo;s most revered sites. Nebbiolo here often achieves a gentle gr... Read more
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Soaring aromatics emerge from the estatersquo;s 2004 Barolo Brunate. Menthol, dark cherries, spices, new leather and licorice are all to be found in this generous, layered wine. Sweet, ripe tannins provide a lovely bookend to this rich, classic Barolo from the Brunate vineyard. Still somewhat closed, it is likely to require at least a few years of bottle age. Anticipated maturity: 2012ndash;2024.
Good medium red with an amber edge. Distinctly backward nose hints at dark raspberry and menthol; much less showy today than La Serra. Then rich, chewy, sweet and dense in the mouth, with bound-up flavors of dark fruits and camphor. Considerably deeper and more structured than La Serra, but these tannins will also require substantial bottle aging. Marcarini continues to employ a leisurely traditional maceration lasting 40 days, says director Manuel Marchetti, using a continuous and very gentle spray to keep the cap wet.
Located between the communes of Barolo and La Morra, Brunate is one of the zonersquo;s most revered sites. Nebbiolo here often achieves a gentle grace that belies the grapersquo;s inherent power. This excellent rsquo;04 seems reticent at first, hidden behind a curtain of mineral tannin. It evolves with air, revealing delicate fruit flavors and a deep, profound earthiness. High notes of red cherries and roses are displayed against a backdrop of savory porcini and black truffle. The structure, too, shows a similar tension, a gentle push-pull between the bright acidity and sinewy, saline tannin. Precise and focused, this will reward patient cellaring for ten to 15 years.
The Brunate ldquo;grand crurdquo; (because it really is considered among the top three best vineyards) has fatter soil with a higher clay content that shapes intense, well-structured wines. This expression delivers a beautiful bouquet of spice, berry fruit and vanilla shadings. The wine stands out thanks to its power and dimension. Drink after 2018.
Barolo from the Brunate cru shows gorgeous characteristics of mature fruit, spice, natural rubber, asphalt, tar and root beer. The wineandrsquo;s personality is marked by a comforting, almost familiar territory-driven feel that recalls the greatest Nebbiolo-based wines from Piedmont. Save this bottle in your cellar for 10 years or more.
The estateandrsquo;s 2007 Barolo Brunate sweeps across the palate with endless layers of expansive fruit. The Brunate shows fabulous intensity and depth in an uncharacteristically rich, opulent style for Marcarini. Despite the wineandrsquo;s richness there is plenty of Brunate character, partially on the finish, where menthol, pine, resin, spices and a host of other balsamic notes speak with great eloquence. Marcarini harvested Brunate on September 24 and 25. The wine saw 15 days of fermentation, followed by another 42 days of contact with the skins. The wine then spent two years in large, neutral casks prior to being racked into steel to rest before being bottled. Anticipated maturity: 2017andndash;2027. These are some of the finest Baroli I have ever tasted from Marcarini and proprietor Manuel Marchetti. The warmth of the vintage had given the wines an extra level of generosity in the fruit that acts as a wonderful counterpoint to the firm tannins that are generally present in this estateandrsquo;s young Baroli.
Looks, smells and tastes fairly mature already, with a range of licorice, tar and modest blackberry aromas and flavors. Finishes sweet and earthy. Best to drink from 1997.
An excellent Barolo Brunate from the great Marcarini esatate and the outstanding 2007 vintage in Piedmont. The half-bottle format puts the wine of this special winemaker within reach of moderate budgets. You'll understand why the Nebbiolo grape is as noble as any Bordeaux varietal.
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