2004 Marcarini Brunate Barolo

September 15, 2014

Name:Brunate Barolo
Vintage:2004
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Nebbiolo
Producer:Marcarini
Region:Italy / Piemonte
Alcohol:n/a

A good show of La Morra’s elegance and austerity from a traditionalist house. Long maceration, large barrels, 30+ y.o. vines. While it drinks very well, more time is needed to unlock the layer cake of nuances. At this point it is undeniably pretty, but somewhat shy. I believe a 4*rating is simply a matter of 5-10 years. Delicate nose, fennel, liquorice, menthol, leather, underbrush and hay. Round with suede tannins. Serious and delicate. Very dry and earthy, fruit plays the second fiddle here.