Prunotto

Barolo Nebbiolo

9.0443 ratings
9.044 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight I have opened the 2012 Prunotto Barolo. A beautiful to look at ruby in color, almost looks like a pinot noir in color.

Initially the nose was very weak, but with letting the wine sit and then aggressive swirling this wine began to reveal itself. Red fruit came forth with cherry notes and raspberry. Then I was able to detect licorice, alcohol, vanilla, rose, white pepper and dusty soil.

On the palate the same red fruit was very prevalent with notes of tart cherry, raspberry, licorice, clay pot, eucalyptus, menthol, herbs and earth.

This is a medium to full bodied wine more to the medium bodied side with medium+ acidity and medium+ fine chewy tannins that lead to an elegant finesse driven long finish. With Christmas upon us please while out and about doing your shopping and visiting please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Tonight I have opened the 2012 Prunotto Barolo. A beautiful to look at ruby in color, almost looks like a pinot noir in color.

Initially the nose was very weak, but with letting the wine sit and then aggressive swirling this wine began to reveal itself. Red fruit came forth with cherry notes and raspberry. Then I was able to detect licorice, alcohol, vanilla, rose, white pepper and dusty soil.

On the palate the same red fruit was very prevalent with notes of tart cherry, raspberry, licorice, clay pot, eucalyptus, menthol, herbs and earth.

This is a medium to full bodied wine more to the medium bodied side with medium+ acidity and medium+ fine chewy tannins that lead to an elegant finesse driven long finish. With Christmas upon us please while out and about doing your shopping and visiting please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Dec 17th, 2018
Andrew Lohse

Bright on nose, lighter, more delicate / fresh ripe strawberry / metallic, iron note / backward on minerality-fruit

Bright on nose, lighter, more delicate / fresh ripe strawberry / metallic, iron note / backward on minerality-fruit

Jun 6th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Following World War II, Alfredo Prunotto and his wife took over and restored an old cooperative winery called "Vini delle Langhe", a new era under the Prunotto name. Rusty red with aromas of dark berry fruit and earthy spices. 100% Nebbiolo of course, flavors of cherry and raspberry emerge, smooth, with subtle spice on well made structure. Fine tannins, balanced acidity on lingering finish ending with earthy mineral notes. I opened the bottle 2 hours before drinking, made a difference, needs more cellaring.

Following World War II, Alfredo Prunotto and his wife took over and restored an old cooperative winery called "Vini delle Langhe", a new era under the Prunotto name. Rusty red with aromas of dark berry fruit and earthy spices. 100% Nebbiolo of course, flavors of cherry and raspberry emerge, smooth, with subtle spice on well made structure. Fine tannins, balanced acidity on lingering finish ending with earthy mineral notes. I opened the bottle 2 hours before drinking, made a difference, needs more cellaring.

Oct 9th, 2017
Joel Stevens

Great balance throughout - delicious with our veal and lamb.

Great balance throughout - delicious with our veal and lamb.

2 people found it helpfulNov 8th, 2016
Franck Gestin

It smells like burgundy but it tastes somehow like burgundy with an Italian accent !
Cherry and raspberry, a hint of rose and loads of tannins backed up by acidity. The alcohol is not THAT strong contrary to my expectations. Very good moment!

It smells like burgundy but it tastes somehow like burgundy with an Italian accent !
Cherry and raspberry, a hint of rose and loads of tannins backed up by acidity. The alcohol is not THAT strong contrary to my expectations. Very good moment!

2 people found it helpfulOct 26th, 2015
Maxwell Burns

Hospitality Kenwood Vineyards, Winemaker GARA

9.1

Textbook

Textbook

1 person found it helpfulAug 14th, 2017
Andrew Whittle

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

9.0

First bottle sent back as corked - second go - tight & grippy tannins - opened up well - definitely a food wine

First bottle sent back as corked - second go - tight & grippy tannins - opened up well - definitely a food wine

1 person found it helpfulJun 11th, 2016
Bob Halifax

2008 is going to be pretty young for Barolo but it opened up nicely with our braised lamb and veal dishes.

2008 is going to be pretty young for Barolo but it opened up nicely with our braised lamb and veal dishes.

1 person found it helpfulJul 26th, 2014
Tommaso Tadiello

Assistant Winemaker at Valdo Spumanti

6.6

Corked

Corked

Jul 2nd, 2017
Brian Szluk

Blue berries, green raspberry, pencil shavings.

Blue berries, green raspberry, pencil shavings.

Mar 6th, 2017