Ceretto Barolo Brunate 2015
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.
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.