Barolo 2009: panel tasting results

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It was a warm year, but Barolo producers came up trumps in 2009, crafting wines that bowled our judges over with their drinkability, refinement and sheer deliciousness. See the top rated Barolo 2009s here...
Barolo 2009, Luigi Pira Marenca Barolo
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Luigi Pira, Marenca, Barolo
Decanter average score:
18.25pts/20 (94/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Paolo Basso 18 Ian D’Agata 18.25 Michael Garner 18.5

Balsamic aromas of pine, anise, cinnamon, camphor, plum, violets and roses. Rich, round with an expressive body. Clean and fresh, with peppery tannins at the back, but finishes long and pure.
Price £49 (2008) Fine & Rare
Drink 2015–2024
Alc 14.5%

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