Ceretto Brunate Barolo 2004

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

Item No. 101747
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS93
  • WE93
  • W&S90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • WS94
  • W&S92
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Winemaker's Notes

This is a silky-smooth Barolo, delicately scented with roses and violets, and showing great aromatic complexity. It can be enjoyed only a few months after bottling, but will continue to improve and develop its elegance for 15 to 20 years.

Critical Acclaim

"This dark, ripe 2004 Barolo shows raisin, plum and prune aromas. Full-bodied, with big, chewy tannins and a long, very ripe finish. Needs time to develop. Best after 2012. 1,400 cases made."
93 Points

"The dense, clay soils of the excellent Brunate cru help shape this rich and opulent wine. Exotic spice is the main theme here and you will taste ground curry leaf, ginger, clove and vanilla. Red licorice and black currant also play a supporting role and grow in intensity as the wine evolves in the glass. The mouthfeel is polished, firm and intense. Drink 2015 to 2020. "
93 Points

"Smokey, savory tannins grip the ripe plum and cherry flavors in this massive young wine. The layers become more apparent with air, combining ripe fruit and dark notes of tobacco and earth that hint at the wine's complexity. There's real potential here-give it a decade or more in the cellar to allow the structure to integrate."
90 Points

Learn About Ceretto Map ItMap It

For more than 80 years, the Ceretto family has been making wine in Piedmont's Langhe region of Italy and has set the benchmark for quality among Barolo and Barbaresco producers. The family is most well known for producing coveted single-vineyard Nebbiolo wines and introducing high-quality Arneis and Moscato. Today, the Ceretto name is synonymous with estate-grown, carefully produced wines, each expressing purity and elegance.

Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo(neh-bee-OH-low) The King of Piedmont Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to Piedmont, Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...

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