Barolo 2019 – squaring the circle?

La Morra from Baudana

Six months after his initial report at the start of the year, having tasting many more wines, Walter appraises the performance of individual vineyards and reflects on the longevity of wines that already taste so good. Come back tomorrow for the tasting notes. Walter's photo of Castiglione Falletto is taken from the Baudana vineyard in Serralunga.

There’s a belief that if a wine doesn’t taste good in youth, it will improve over time, but is the opposite also true? I kept thinking about this while tasting, at home in Padova, more than 150 samples of the just-released 2019 Barolos...