Barolo DOCG Brunate, 2011
The 2011 Barolo Brunate is a wine of enormous pedigree, although it does not fully reach the aspiring heights of the 2010 and 2009 vintages immediately before it. Those wines set the bar so high, you need to settle for this wine that is a masterpiece in its own right. It offers deep, dark intensity with generous tones of ripe fruit, blackberry and red currant. Background notes of rosemary, cherry cola and licorice add vitality and focus. There is a subtle touch of softness in the mouth that is followed by firm tannins.
Robert Parker: 94 points, James Suckling: 96 points
Vinous by Antonio Galloni: 93-96 points, The Wine Front: 95 points,
CellarTracker: 93 points, Wine Spectator: 93 points, Jancis Robinson: 17 points