The 2015 Barolo Brunate is yet another silky and fine red wine with perhaps a tiny bit more structure and firmness at the back than the other single-vineyard offerings from Ceretto. It is beautifully accessible and oh so fine and elegant. The wine is aged in 300-liter French oak (with 10% new oak) for 12 months, followed by 24 months in Austrian oak casks. I absolutely love this wine. It's a cru that will impress at any wine-tasting party, or I can picture it at dinner with a deliciously rare steak au poivre. Some 13,000 bottles were made.
96 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # 243 - Jun 2019)
Very attractive red cherries and berries with plenty of sweetly fragrant spice and warm stones. This offers exceptional power and rich, ripe fruit on the palate. Really balanced and succulent with seamlessly arranged tannins. So good. Drink or hold.
96 points, James Suckling (Sep 2020)
The 2015 Barolo Brunate is a powerful, muscular wine that is going to need a number of years to come around. Sinewy tannins enshroud a core of deep fruit as this heady, layered Barolo gradually opens in the glass. Orange peel, star anise, mint, pine and dried flowers add striking aromatic complexity, but it is the wine's staying power and overall structure that leave the deepest impression. The 2015 Brunate is shaping up to be stellar. That's pretty much all there is to it.
94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Feb 2019)
Plump and juicy, sporting plum, cherry, woodsy and vanilla flavors. Elegant, with firm, well-integrated tannins and a long, spice-infused aftertaste. This harmonious version should come around soon. Best from 2022 through 2042. 1,084 cases made, 75 cases imported.
94 points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Apr 2020)
Rose, blue flower and woodland berry aromas mingle with aromatic herb and pipe tobacco notes. The elegant, focused palate shows Marasca cherry, cranberry, licorice and hints of baking spice alongside fine-grained tannins. It's balanced, with fresh acidity. Drink 2022–2030.
94 points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Oct 2019)