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, Renato Ratti Marcenasco 2008
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Renato Ratti, Marcenasco
Aroma of dried mushrooms and roses, tar; slightly closed, but juicy, black fruity, with a fine tar-and fruit finish. 17.pts/20 (90/100pts)
Price: POA Buckingham Schenk, Marks & Spencer
Drink: 2014–2025
Alc: 14%

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