WE 93 WA 92 WS 92 JS 92 Pts - According to Wine Enthusiast - The beautiful Brunate cru is known for heavier, darker expressions of Nebbiolo and this wine does a wonderful job of showing off its territorial traits. Aromas here include coffee, hazelnut, wild berries, tar, leather and exotic spice. It’s balanced and firm and will surely evolve favorably over the next decade.
According to Wine Advocate - The 2006 Barolo Brunate shows the masculine personality of this site in its dark fruit, minerals, menthol and spices. Today the wine is very much closed in on itself, but the fruit and perfume should emerge as the tannins soften. This is a commendable effort that falls short of being truly inspiring, a shame considering how precious Brunate is. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.
According to Wine Spectator - A wiry, angular red, awkward today, yet revealing a core of cherry, strawberry, rubber and tobacco flavors. This is vibrant, settling down on the lingering finish and echoing spice and leather accents. Best from 2014 through 2032.
According to James Suckling - A bracing aroma of fresh and crushed dried flowers, and plums. On the heavier side of medium bodied with firm tannins and a medium finish. Perhaps this is a little tight right now, but has the material to unfold. Check back after 2012.
Winemakers Notes - Characterized by a garnet red color with subtle orange highlights, this wine has a tannic strength which is balanced by its acidity, resulting in an attractive, harmonious presence. A 100% Nebbiolo wine, it has an intense fragrance of violet with hints of balsamic and small, red fruits. This wine has an astonishingly intense flavor that is elegant and persistent, expressing notes of red fruit, tobacco and liquorice. A great ageing wine, it improves with time, taking on notes of truffle and cinnamon as it ages. Rated 90+