An excellent Barolo Brunate from the great Marcarini estate 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.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 94
"The estate'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 wine's richness there is plenty of Brunate character, particularly 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."