Half a century ago celebrated Piemontese producer Alfredo Alfred Prunotto imposed new standards on the production of Barolo, elevating the overall level of quality in the wine. His was the first winery to individually select grapes from the finest vineyards and to designate the name of the vineyard (cru) as a symbol of the quality and specific characteristics of the wine. In 1989 the Antinori group purchased the winery and made great investments, acquiring plots in prominent vineyards in the most exclusive areas including the Bussia vineyard and the Bric Turot vineyard. The result is a continuation of the the quality improvments started long ago by Prunotto and evidenced by this 2009 Barolo. With several 90+ ratings, the Wine Advocate scored it 94 points saying Prunotto’s 2009 Barolo shows austere aromas of pressed fruit, tar and licorice. There’s no question that this wine has been made with impeccable precision. With a little time in the glass, softer tones of spice and leather become more evident. It shows medium body with rock solid structure at the back."