"The 2006 Barolo Brunate blossoms on the palate with layers of dark fruit, menthol, spices and minerals, all of which come together with a classic, ethereal weight that is quite appealing. The tannins are formidable, but there is more than enough richness and depth in the fruit to provide balance. The finish is surprisingly round and harmonious at this stage but I expect the wine to close down on itself over the coming months. Marcarini's 2006 Barolo Brunate is simply terrific. Proprietor Manuel Marchetti says that his plot in Brunate sees wider temperature fluctuations than his vineyard in La Serra, which in large part accounts for the differences between his two Barolos." -Robert Parker
"This is a lovely, layered wine with unusual (but seductive) aromas of cassis, wild berry, violet, chopped mint, pine nut, iron, clove and savory black pepper. The finish is tight and dusty with finely textured tannins that fade after a long while."