WA 94 AG 91 WE 90 Pts - According to Wine Advocate - Prunotto’s 2009 Barolo shows austere aromas of pressed fruit, tar and licorice. There’s no question that this wine has been made with impeccable precision. With a little time in the glass, softer tones of spice and leather become more evident. It shows medium body with rock solid structure at the back. I am interested in tasting this wine again in four or five years. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
According to Antonio Galloni - Prunotto's 2009 Barolo is totally open for business. Rich, round and seductive, the 2009 flows across the palate with sweet red berries, crushed flowers and spices. The 2009 won't last forever, but it is a very pretty and delicious Barolo to drink now and over the next handful of years. The long, persistent finish in particular makes it hard to resist a second taste.
According to Stephen Tanzer - Palish amber-edged medium red. Decadent aromas of strawberry, underbrush and truffle, with a nutty nuance. Silky and moderately concentrated; harmonious but a bit too polite for this taster. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins, a repeating nutty note and moderate length.
According to Wine Spectator - Offers an intriguing mix of earth, licorice and red berry fruit, followed by fruit and tobacco flavors. This is lean and a bit chewy, with a firm grip on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2028.
According to Wine Enthusiast - Prunotto’s straight Barolo shows juicy, ripe cherry, white pepper and balsamic sensations, and just a hint of espresso. It’s nicely balanced, although there’s not a ton of complexity. Enjoy it now and over the next few years. Rated 90+