From magnum. Tar, tobacco and black cherry. Smokey. Supple, smooth and round palate. This shows all of the positive attributes of 1990 so well - depth, richness, intensity and velvet texture but still balanced and elegant. This is a real pleasure to drink.
Marcarini Barolo Brunate Dinner at Ciano: Super rich fruit, some tar, lots of structure, but jutting out a bit. This is open and pleasing wine, and I imagine that if it was the only Marcarini Barolo I drank on this night, I would have liked it more than I did in this context. Here, I found it to be nice, but also a bit obvious and clunky, not a lot of complication, and definitely missing something in the midpalate.
Deep medium red, with no browning. Decanted for 30 minutes, though would benefit from a bit more time. Tar, stewed fruit, roasted coffee. No floral elements. Decent acidity and well-incorporated tannins. Well made but fairly straightforward.
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