Wine Advocate: 90pts
Cascina Bruciata is named after a house that burned to the ground at the end of the 1800s. The 2013 Barbaresco was made by the estate's previous owner, Carlo Balbo, before it was purchased by Marchesi di Barolo. This pretty wine makes a big leap forward in terms of ripeness and overall fruity intensity. The winemaking team at Marchesi di Barolo tells me they are moving away from this overtly ripe style in future vintages. The new owners will also be changing out much of the older oak barrels. This expression offers soft texture with succulent tannins and plump fruit flavors.
James Suckling: 91pts
Interesting aromas of plums and light coffee follow through to a medium body, firm tannins and a savory finish. Soft and polished. Drink or hold.
Publish Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016