International Wine Report: 96pts
The ‘Brunate’ is simply beautiful in 2010, this classy Barolo delivers gorgeous aromas of dried strawberries, floral, smoke, fresh minerals, licorice and subtle hints of spice. This is impressive for its silky, refined texture that is laced with sweet red fruits which encapsulate your palate and dazzles all the way to the end with wonderful finesse. For me this for me the pinnacle of these latest releases from Oddero, as well as the most ageworthy, however at this stage it is the least accessible of all the estates cru’s. Nonetheless, it's a flat-out thrilling wine, and will only continue to get better over time. (Best 2020-2036) - July, 2014 (JD)
Wine Advocate: 93pts
The flagship 2010 Barolo Brunate benefits from thicker soils to build its structure and intensity. Despite the thicker soils, this is a silky and elegant wine that reflects the best merits of the vintage. Drink: 2017-2032.
Wine Spectator: 93pts
Expressive and forward, offering cherry, tar, menthol and spice accents. The tannins are dense and grippy, but this finds equilibrium in the end. Sweet at the core, but needs time to fully emerge. Best from 2018 through 2032. 200 cases made.