Ruby-garnet. Rich aromas of strawberry, dried porcini and leather. Full-bodied, with sweet, ripe fruit and a licorice and floral finish.
Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94
The 1997 Barolo Brunate displays an evolved dark garnet color with an amber edge. However, in the mouth, it is dense, full-bodied, moderately tannic, structured, and backward with plenty of power, concentration, and youthfulness. Despite the evolved color, this wine needs another 1-2 years of cellaring, and should age well for 16-18+ years.
Author: Robert Parker
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90
Very good full red. Complex aromas of smoke, mocha, flowers and mint. Sweet, smooth and dense, but given shape by penetrating vinosity. Enticing hint of amaretto. Finishes with substantial dusty, spreading tannins.