The 2009 Barolo Brunate is one of the wines I am not totally crazy about. A slightly roasted character to the fruit and soft structure suggest the 2009 is going to offer its best drinking on the early side. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the wine held up well through to the end of the evening, by which time some of the over-ripe character had blown off. Even so, the 2009, while tasty, can’t match the other wines on the table.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027
Robert Parker 93
The 2009 Barolo Brunate – Le Coste shows immense beauty with a delicate aromatic embroidery of dried tobacco leaf, cigar box, dried cherry, laurel leaf and licorice. Of these descriptors, tobacco remains by far the most noticeable. The wine glides smoothly over the palate thanks to its integrated tannins and exceptional silkiness. Five to ten more years in the bottle will undoubtedly usher forth even more beauty to behold. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028. This historic brand, presents some of the purest Barolo available today. Importer: Vinifera Imports; New York, NY; tel. (631) 467-5907
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028