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, Cordero di Montezemolo
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Cordero di Montezemolo, Bricco Gattera
Aroma of tobacco and dried roses. Elegant palate with nuanced Nebbiolo fruit marked by soft tannins and lively acidity. The wine is already knitting. 18pts/20 (93/100pts)
Price: £69 Eurowines
Drink: 2013–2025
Alc: 15%

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