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, Filippo Broccardo & F.lli Monforte d'Alba
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Filippo Broccardo & Flli, Monforte d’Alba
Decanter average score:
17.75pts/20 (92/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Paolo Basso 18 Ian D’Agata 17.5 Michael Garner 17.5

Spicy oak aromas of vanilla and liquorice. Fresh and rich on the palate at first, then smooth and balanced. Very pure red fruit and polished (though still chewy) tannins. Needs time.
Price £25.50
Drink 2015–2030
Alc 14.5%

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