The 2014 Barolo Brunate takes us to the more structured and robust side of the Nebbiolo spectrum. The Brunate cru in La Morra is known for its deeply saturated, enriched and elegant wines. This expression from Marco Marengo makes sure that a healthy dose of sheer elegance is part of that formula. The lighter and more ethereal character of the cool 2014 vintage also comes through. The results shown here are polished and finely textured, with blue fruit and dried currant followed by tar, licorice and spice. The finish is long and silky with excellent tannic management.
94 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # 237 - Jun 2018)
The 2014 Barolo Brunate is another powerful, imposing wine from Marco Marengo. Deep and pliant through the middle, with a huge core of fruit, the 2014 has much to offer. Black cherry, plum, lavender, leather and smoke infuse the deep, resonant finish. It will be interesting to see how the 2014 ages. At this stage, it clearly holds quite a bit of promise. In 2014, there is no Riserva; all the fruit was used for this, the straight Brunate bottling.
93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Feb 2018)
Cherry, strawberry, tar and underbrush aromas and flavors signal this supple red. Rich and accessible, showing fine balance, harmony and length. Best from 2021 through 2036. 400 cases made.
92 points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Oct 2018)