Barolo 2008 - some gems
I had the huge pleasure of tasting these 43 Baroli 2008s blind last September under the auspices of the magazine World of Fine Wine . I was tasting with Italian specialist Nicolas Belfrage MW and Bruno Besa of Italian wine importers Astrum, who was suffering from a terrible cold. Nick was less enthusiastic about the vintage than I was. I found some lovely discreet, elegant wines that, it seemed to me, could only have been produced in Barolo. I was looking above all for purity and I found quite a few wonderfully pure wines. All the wines finished dry but the colours vary enormously, from deep crimson with blueish hints to a...
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