The 2007 Barolo Brunate is likely to leave most tasters speechless. It is a fabulous, deeply-pitched, totally seamless Barolo of the highest level. The richness and depth of the fruit is almost obscenely opulent. Dark cherries, plums, licorice and menthol are some of the aromas and flavors that flow from this textured, brilliant Brunate. The length, persistence and definition are all spellbinding purity. This is pure magic in a glass, but readers will have to be patient to catch the wine at its peak. A recent magnum of the 1990 was stupendous. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2032. Feb 2011, www.robertparker.com
Blackberry, black truffles, red fruits, minerals and flowers. This is superb with a dense and powerful palate of dark fruit and minerals. Goes on for minutes. Tight and racy. Try after 2014.