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, Ferdinando Principiano Serralunga d'Alba
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Ferdinando Principiano, Serralunga d’Alba
Decanter average score:
17.75pts/20 (92/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Paolo Basso 17 Ian D’Agata 18 Michael Garner 18

Intense aromas of fresh strawberries, raspberries and black pepper. Good intensity and extraction with flavours of exotic herbs, plus red and black fruits; really lovely purity of fruit.
Price £30 Define, Italian Continental Stores, Quaff, Secret Cellar, The Sampler, Tria Wines, Vineking
Drink 2013–2028
Alc 14%

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