Top Barolos and Barbarescos: Ian D'Agata's best buys

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Discussions of wine style in Piedmont traditionally focused on 'traditional' or 'modern' approaches. Now attention has shifted to single-vineyard expressions, and wines which speak clearly of their origin. See Ian D'Agata's top Barolos and Barbarescos here...
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Paolo Scavino, Monvigliero, Barolo 2008

Paolo Scavino, Monvigliero, Barolo 2008
Verduno gives tough-as-nails Barolo; Monvigliero is the one true grand cru. Stylish and pure, almost opulent. Great length. 18.25pts/20 (94/100pts)
Price £44.28 Bordeaux Index, Justerini & Brooks
Drink 2015–2040
Alc 14.5%

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