Brunello 2015, Barolo 2016 and Barbaresco 2017 previewed

Matteo Sardagna of Podere Luigi Einaudi, Barolo

Some welcome Italian gems here, and a foretaste of the many more 2016 Barolos that Walter has just been tasting with enormous pleasure. His report will follow.

For the past two years we have reported on Vinexus Anteprima, a preview of Italian vintages organised by Nicolas Belfrage MW’s import company Vinexus. (See Jancis's 2018 and 2017 reports.)

This year I headed along to the Institute of Masters of Wine HQ in London, to taste on your behalf Brunello 2015, Barolo 2016 and Barbaresco 2017. On the day, the pedigree of the much-touted 2016 Barolos really shone through. Largely these were...