An elegant, supple style, despite its firm structure. Exhibits rose, cherry, menthol and licorice flavors underscored by mineral. Taut and linear, with a long, sustained aftertaste.
Drink Dates: 2013-2026
Author: Bruce Sanderson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 97
The 2006 Barolo Brunate-Le Coste flows from the glass with tons of dark fruit wrapped around a deep, muscular core. I am too young to have tasted the 1989 when it was first released, but I imagine it might very well have been like this. The sheer density of the fruit is remarkable, while the wine's balance is first-rate. With time, sweet balsamic mentholated notes appear, along with spices, violets, leather and licorice, all supported by the wine's muscular, broad-shouldered frame. This is a classic among classics and a must-have wine for anyone serious about great Barolo. The more it sat in the glass, the more I loved it.