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...
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barolo 2008, Fontanafredda La Rosa
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Serralunga d’Alba Fontanafredda, La Rosa

Serralunga d’Alba Fontanafredda, La Rosa
Aromas of porcini mushrooms and dried roses. Still a little closed, but it has fine structure and a long, juicy finish of liquorice and dried fruit. 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Price: £49 Enotria
Drink: 2014–2025
Alc: 14.7%