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2004 Marcarini Barolo Brunate (in magnum)
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92(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2007

Good medium red with an amber edge. Distinctly backward nose hints at dark raspberry and menthol; much less showy today than La Serra. Then rich, chewy, sweet and dense in the mouth, with bound-up flavors of dark fruits and camphor. Considerably deeper and more structured than La Serra, but these tannins will also require substantial bottle aging. Marcarini continues to employ a leisurely traditional maceration lasting 40 days, says director Manuel Marchetti, using a continuous and very gentle spray to keep the cap wet.

88 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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