Barolo 2008

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Difficult weather led to variable quality, but the one common thread is firm tannins. While in the best examples this promises classic, ageworthy wines like 1978, Tom Maresca recommends the basic wines over the crus for more immediate enjoyment. See his top picks here...
barolo 2008, Ceretto Bricco Rocche
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Ceretto, Bricco Rocche Brunate
Toast and tar on the nose, more apparent fruit on palate, tannins beginning to soften, a good fruit-andleather finish. The wood should integrate in a while. 16pts/20 (88/100pts)
Price: £107 Ehrmanns, Fine & Rare
Drink: 2015–2025
Alc: 15%

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