1997 Vietti, Barolo, Brunate (RT94) Perhaps the greatest surprise of the evening, the deeply hued Brunate comes out of the starting gate like a thoroughbred and paces into the pack with its highly nuanced aromatic profile. No lack of freshness or palate weight, every nook and cranny is filled with detail and dimension, the palate carries a lovely balance, full, complete, and with the fruit just beginning to turn the corner and evolve. A long finish ensues and there is not a hint of oak showing. One of the overachievers of the night and very nicely structured. Even better and showing great depth and dimension the next day. Drink 2012-2030 Tasted November 2007