Wine to me is passion. It's family and friends. It's warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It's culture. It's the essence of civilization and the art of living”. - Robert MondaviThe last Barolo of the evening was different than the two Boglietti wines. The 2001 Mario Marengo Brunate was not as polished. The first two had no sediment in the bottle and this one had some bottle attached to the sediment. It was definitely old school Barolo and it tasted that way. The tannins were stronger, the color a bit paler and the aroma profile different. It was textbook Barolo with a big emphasis on fresh road tar mixed in with the roses. It was much more savory than the first two. It was also my favorite wine of the evening because all the parts came together in perfect symmetry to make a wonderful wine. There is a second bottle of this wine in the cellar and it will get five more years.
2001 Mario Marengo Brrunate Barolo. 14% alcohol and $55 about five years ago.