2001 Marcarini, Barolo, Brunate (RT94) At 21 years of age this has reached its full, satisfying drinking window where it will hold for many years. Bought on release and stored in my cellar since, it presents a garnet-golden tinged mature hue, as notes of classic Brunate elements waft from glass with notes of ripe, red cherry liqueur, balsam, rose petal potpourri, and chalk dust lead to a gorgeously elegant mouthfeel. Virtually embracing the iron fist-velvet glove paradigm, power meets elegance as the fruit and weightlessness, marked by delicious acidity and sweet tannins create a beautiful, complete glass of Barolo. Marcarini’s Brunate is always an overperformer, but one that requires proper cellaring to bring out its potential. Those looks for drink-now pleasure should just keep moving. Drink now-2036