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, Poderi Einaudi Costa Grimaldi
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Poderi Einaudi, Costa Grimaldi
Dried fruit, tar and rose. Closed but good minerality; long fruit-leather finish. 16.5pts/20 (88/100pts)
Price: £43 Lea & Sandeman, Trywines
Drink: 2014–2025
Alc: 14.5%