Does Barolo 2010 live up to the 'hype'?


See also the overview Barolo – the next big thing?

This week we'll be publishing our first notes on the lauded 2010 vintage in Piemonte. Below are reviews of 124 current Barolo releases, mainly 2010s, assembled in London and tasted by Walter, Richard and Jancis. The introduction below is by Walter.

I have deliberately put 'hype' in quotation marks because the signals from the various London wine merchants offering the 2010 vintage are confusing. Justerini & Brooks claimed to have practically sold all their 2010 Barolos on allocation, while in contrast Lay & Wheeler's fine-wine buyer confesses to not really...