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1997 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Brunate

  • 92 WA
  • 100 WS
  • 93 IWC
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SKU: 43656-1997-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    A big wine, the dense opaque ruby/purple-colored, tannic 1997 Barolo Brunate, exhibits copious aromas of cassis, black cherry, kirsch liqueur, licorice, smoke, truffles, and new oak. Notes of coffee and chocolate emerge as the wine sits in the glass. It possesses amazing density, a lot of muscle, and a roasted character to its fruity personality. This backstrapping, full-bodied Barolo requires 4-5 years of cellaring, and should keep for 25.
    Drink Dates: 2005 - 2026
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 135
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Full red-ruby. Aromas of currant and roast coffee show an almost eau de vie-like ripeness. Rich, fat and utterly creamy; a wine of great lushness. The fine tannins are buried in thick, seamless fruit. The yield here was just 24 hectoliters per hectare, according to Voerzio.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2000
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 100

    This remains the legend. Very dark color ruby. Masses of crushed raspberry and blackberry on the nose. Lots of vanilla and violet, as well as hints of tangerine. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a dense, yet harmonious palate. It has lots going on. Wonderful. Hard not to drink now, but will improve for decades.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Best after 2018. 275 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2018+
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Web Only - 2007
  • Vinous | Rating: 93

    The 1997 Barolo Brunate (magnum) is a dark, imposing wine loaded with dark fruit, earthiness and French oak. This is an especially powerful, brooding Brunate that retains a certain element of rusticity and roughness that is out of character here, at times recalling Syrah-like notes. The wine is quite a bit fresher in magnum than in standard 750-ml bottle and should continue to age nicely on its core of dense fruit. Readers should note that magnums of this wine were never released commercially.
    Drink Dates: 2020 - 2017
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: Mar 2010
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: gotwine
For years considered an oddity in Piedmont, Roberto Voerzio has proven to the naysayers and detractors that his techniques, a consummate melding of old and new elevage methods, do work and produce wines of unquestionable concentration and harmonious balance. He is almost fanatical in his insistence upon extraordinarily low yields; high density plantings and 2-4 clusters of grapes per vine are the norm. The cellar regimen is tailored to each vineyard's production, not over-regulating fermentations and employing a precise melange of new and used oak to achieve the overall "perfect" package. The wines are deceptive in that they are luscious and approachable, replete with ripe fruit and floral notes, but a hidden spine of structure and massive underlying tannins create an absolutely stunning Nebbiolo experience. These are rare wines that consistently rank among the best the Piedmont offers, and Voerzio is a true Nebbiolo legend.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 198 bottles owned
  • 43 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 43 collectors)