Barolo 2012 – a vintage with issues

Facade of GB Burlotto premises in Verduno

This is the second of Walter's three tasting reports on this year's Nebbiolo Prima, including 271 tasting notes published before anyone else's as far as we know. See this guide to our recent coverage of Barolo and Barbaresco. 

Last December when I wrote down my first impressions of the 2012 Barolos I commented on the fact that the wines showed a style that was likened by several producers to Pinot Noir. The Barolos of this peculiar vintage are often described as elegant and supple and with high levels of acidity. As I pointed out at the time, I had cherry-picked...