Nebbiolo – Barolo 2006s and 2004 Riservas


Update 14 Jun 2011: see here for 44 tasting notes on Barolo 2006.

The second part of Nebbiolo Prima, the Nebbiolo blind-tasting marathon, was devoted solidly to Barolo. Armed only with a sheet denoting the vintage and communes, we, the assembled press, worked our way through 206 samples of the 2006 vintage and 2004 Riservas. The first wines to be poured were the straight Barolos, mostly a blend of several vineyards, and sometimes from different communes. Although the finest Barolos are now considered to be those from a single vineyard, as in Burgundy, blending of different sites is by...