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M. Marengo Brunate Barolo DOCG 2008
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Wine Advocate 93 Points
($62) The 2008 Barolo Brunate is impressive. Layers of dark fruit, menthol, pine, spices and mint flow effortlessly from this impeccably graceful, polished Barolo. The 2008 Brunate is weightless yet deep in the way only Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo are capable. There is a ton of Brunate character here. Layers of fruit build to an explosive finish that saturates every corner of the palate. This is a fabulous showing from Marco Marengo. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028.
This is another outstanding set of wines from Marco Marengo. Most people will flock to the Brunate because of the vineyard’s reputation, and the Vecchia Vigna delle Brunate, Marengo’s old-vine Brunate bottling, because it is highly allocated. Let them. The smart money is on the Bricco Viole, which is without question one of the most elegant and complete wines of the year. Fans of Marengo’s Brunate bottlings will be happy to know that beginning with 2012 production will go up slightly as Marengo is no longer supplying Elio Altare with some of his fruit.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 93+ Points
Very good dark red. Less fruity and more medicinal on the nose than the Bricco Viole, hinting at game and brown spices. Dense, thick and bright on entry, then sweet, large-scaled and silky in the middle. The serious tongue-dusting tannins currently cut off the fruit on the finish, but there's sneaky, subtle persistence here nevertheless. Even more locked up today than the Bricco Viole, and in need of extended cellaring.
Marengo is one of the smallest estates in La Morra, but Marco Marengo has no inferiority complex. Marengo is privileged to be among the many more famous names who own vineyards in the “Brunate” cru, an immaculately positioned parcel of land that is considered to be one of the grand crus of the Langhe.