Barolo 2009 - overview and 200+ reviews
27 Jun 2013 by Walter Speller
See also Wallowing in Barolo , published yesterday, and Battling bureaucracy in Barolo . In my  introduction to Nebbiolo Prima 2013  I call my tasting of the recently released 2009 Barolos 'hard as nails', but more to describe the exercise than the actual vintage. Having said that, 2009 in general is not an outstanding year, and will be especially remembered for the heat, just like 2003, 2007 and, winding fast forward, 2012. Still, comparisons with 2003 luckily do not hold up, because unlike that vintage, the 2009 shows a notable absence of stewed-fruit aromas and flavours. In all it is a much fresher vintage, and...

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