A dozen top Barolos, mainly 2001s

Julia Harding MW reports on a Masterclass on Barolo held as part of Decanter’s recent Italian wine event in London.
The 12 wines were chosen and presented by Michael Garner, co-author of Barolo: Tar and Roses, published in the early 1990s, with the aim of showing the characteristic styles of different vineyards around the five communes of Barolo heartland: La Morra, Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, Montforte d’Alba and Serralunga d’Alba. The majority of the wines were from the excellent 2001 vintage, with three slightly older wines for comparison at the end.
Michael’s suggestion was that the wines of...