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, Vajra Bricco delle viole 2008
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Vajra, Bricco delle Viole
A little oak over the Nebbiolo fruit, and sill firm tannins; long tobacco finish. Needs lots of time but worth the wait. 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Price: £47.20–£61.99 Liberty Wines, Slurp
Drink: 2015–2030
Alc: 15%

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