Wine Advocate (WA)
From one of the region’s most celebrated vineyards, the 2009 Barolo Brunate lavishes on smoky, granite and mineral notes that make this wine absolutely irresistible. Even the drawing of a snail on the label seems to hammer home one obvious point: This wine is built for longer cellar aging. Its rich texture, velvety feel and firm structure are guarantees that it will become increasingly elegant and finessed with time. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030. – Monica Larner – 28-06-2013
Vinous Media (VM)
Good deep red. Ineffable, deeply pitched aromas of raspberry, smoke, dried flowers, mocha, mint, menthol and minerals. Then much less forthcoming on the palate, with dark soil-driven flavors of dried fruits dominating. There's a deep sweetness here but the fruit flavors are not yet expressing themselves. Finishes with serious tannins that reach the front teeth. The hot-vintage character is obvious here but this highly concentrated wine avoids coming off as dry.