Barolo 2018 – another atypical vintage?

Castiglione Falletto at the foot of the mountains

Walter consults the oracles of the Langhe, and is impressed by what his own palate tells him. Tasting notes to follow. Above, Walter captures Castiglione Falletto 'at the foot of the mountains', a commune that was particularly successful in 2018. See Barolo 2018 – the tasting notes.

The 2018 Barolos I tasted for this year's preview left me elated, energised and excited. With the colour of crushed rubies, the wines are extremely elegant, perfumed and charged with super-fine tannins. Their transparency accentuates in a clear-cut way the distinction between crus and villages and makes these wines almost ephemeral –...