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, Pio Cesare Ornato 2008
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Pio Cesare, Ornato
Roasted coffee notes on the aroma, and a light wood veil on the palate partially covers excellent Nebbiolo character. The wine should integrate soon. 16.5pts/20 (88/100pts)
Price: £56–£75 Jeroboams, Maisons Marques & Domaines, Slurp
Drink: 2014–2025
Alc: 15%

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