1995 - Very good year and drinking well now.
1996 - Outstanding year - still not drinking well yet. Very austere; a so called classic vintage. Great potential.
1997 - Very good year. However an atypical ripe vintage and style. Just starting to drink well. Not my favorite.
1998 - Very good year. Refined and balanced. Starting to drink well already. Lovely wines.
1999 - Outstanding year. Powerful and complex. Very closed and dense right now. Great potential.
2000 - Very good year. Another atypical ripe vintage. Some wines can be a bit clunky although most are delicious. Better balanced than the 1997's.
2001 - Outstanding year. Take all the best parts of 1996, 1998 and 1999 and add them up and you get the 2001's. Almost a perfect year if there was such a thing. These are wines with stunning harmony and balance. The 2001 Barbaresci are now released.
Right now I am drinking 1998's and 1995's off of wine lists in Langhe and they are quite delicious. Monday night we had a 1995 Marcarini Barolo Brunate which was incredibly aromatic and complex: great wine.