Ceretto Barolo Brunate 2016 750ml - Liquors Inc.
Ceretto Barolo Brunate 2016 750ml
SKU: 16706

Ceretto Barolo Brunate 2016

  • wa97
  • v95
  • ws94
  • we94


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Category Red Wine
Origin Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Brand Ceretto
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
There is a carnival of flowers on the nose, accompanied by ethereal accents, in the generous vintages, or by a range of citrus notes, in the fresher years. In its youth, the wine is instilled with a fruit that seems sweet and whole, the tannins are able to enliven the mouthfeel and restore tension, without removing smoothness from its taste. It is the development, then, that makes the picture precious, painting the whole with autumnal tones and whiffs of smokiness. There is an aura of pure hedonism, which pervades the summit of this hill.
Wine Advocate
  • wa97

I wasn't sure how to order my tasting flight of Ceretto's four single-vineyard Baroli (from Castiglione Falletto, Monforte d'Alba and Serralunga d'Alba), so I decided to start with this wine from Brunate in La Morra, at the heart of the appellation. The 2016 Barolo Brunate shows a dark core of fruit, and you are immediately aware of the depth and profound nature of this wine. The bouquet is lifted by cassis, wild cherry and plum. The ferrous quality that we saw in some of the other wines is softer here, and I would describe Brunate as the most fruit-forward (at this young stage) with elegant tannins and impactful fruit weight on the finish. All of these wines are aged in new oak (just 10% of the total) and used oak barrel (90%) for the first 12 months. After that, the wine is racked into Austrian oak casks for an additional two years before going into bottle for one more year.

July 23, 2020
  • v95

The 2016 Barolo Brunate balances delicacy and freshness. Cinammon, blood orange, mint and licorice are some of the notes that grace the 2016 Barolo Brunate. Wonderfully layered and supple, the 2016 has so much to offer. Like all of these 2016s, it very nicely combines elegance with power. The Brunate is all about texture and volume; it is less open aromatically than some of the other wines in this range but very, very good nonetheless. It finishes with real breadth.

February 2020
Wine Spectator
  • ws94

Ripe and charming, with cherry, plum, earth and mineral aromas and flavors harmonizing with the tight grid of tannins. This is vivid and picks up salty licorice accents on the lingering finish. Best from 2023 through 2040. 75 cases imported.

March 31, 2021
Wine Enthusiast
  • we94

Forest-floor, iris and perfumed berry aromas mingle with menthol notes on this full-bodied elegant red. Delivering finesse and flavor, the taut tight palate offers juicy red cherry, strawberry compote, cinnamon and tobacco framed in firm fine-grained tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced. Drink 2026-2036.

September 1, 2020

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