Barolo 2019 – the tasting notes

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Walter spent an intensive tasting week in the Langhe recently and took this picture of the view towards Castiglione Falletto, with the Alps in the distance.

For Walter's thoughts on the background to this cool, elegant vintage, perhaps the last of its kind, see Barolo 2019 – a classic in the making.

The Barolos are grouped by commune – ordered from more elegant to more tannic styles – and within communes (where relevant) by cru, in ascending order from the simplest to the grandest. Note that 83 Barolo 2019s are followed by 16 late releases from earlier vintages and...