Marcarini Barolo Brunate 2016

pts
Gary Walsh
SKU
MBBE201610 UCAU
$160.00 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$160.00 Per item
Menthol and liquorice, porcini mushroom, spice, red and black berries, subdued floral notes. It’s tight, earthy and packed with grainy ‘mineral’ tannin and chalky feel, kind of reticent as at now, but with latent power and perfume to come. Tobacco and chewy feel, on a long firm finish. - Gary Walsh The Barolo Brunate has a magnificent garnet red colour with ruby reflections, of the right intensity and hue. The bouquet is composite, rich, broad and persistent, with flavors of vanilla, sweet spices, tobacco, mountain hay and undergrowth. Important gustatory sensations reveal its imperious, noble, warm and velvety character. Long and intense aromatic persistence.
Menthol and liquorice, porcini mushroom, spice, red and black berries, subdued floral notes. It’s tight, earthy and packed with grainy ‘mineral’ tannin and chalky feel, kind of reticent as at now, but with latent power and perfume to come. Tobacco and chewy feel, on a long firm finish. - Gary Walsh The Barolo Brunate has a magnificent garnet red colour with ruby reflections, of the right intensity and hue. The bouquet is composite, rich, broad and persistent, with flavors of vanilla, sweet spices, tobacco, mountain hay and undergrowth. Important gustatory sensations reveal its imperious, noble, warm and velvety character. Long and intense aromatic persistence.

Scores & Reviews

96 / 100

Gary Walsh

Tasted alongside the La Serra, which is always interesting. If you want to experience terroir, well, I reckon traditionally made Barolo and Barbaresco provide much better examples than Burgundy does, with their Pinot Noir toolkit of winemaking techniques obfuscating vineyard so often! Anyway, air-freight sample here, so likely arriving in the not too distant future, given the travails of international shipping at present, container shortages, and the like. I’ve been dipping into my 2010s of this wine of late, and gee they are looking VERY good. Importer: Trembath & Taylor Menthol and liquorice, porcini mushroom, spice, red and black berries, subdued floral notes. It’s tight, earthy and packed with grainy ‘mineral’ tannin and chalky feel, kind of reticent as at now, but with latent power and perfume to come. Tobacco and chewy feel, on a long firm finish. A lot more grunt this vintage, though that’s no bad thing either. Wait.