Barolo - the sensational 2008s
7 Jun 2012 by Walter Speller
See the Nebbiolo guide for more articles and tasting notes from the 2012 Nebbiolo Prima and read this in conjunction with Barolo - what's so great about 2008 . Many of the points raised in the discussion of the 2009 vintage for Barbaresco, especially with regards to terroir, are applicable to 2008 Barolo too. The year, best described as variable, started off without any excesses of heat or cold, and was not particular early. Problems started with an unsettled and very rainy May, which affected fruit set and caused ongoing concerns about disease and rot, especially because the following period proved to be quite cool. All of this...

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