Barolo 2009: panel tasting results
Rivetto, Serralunga d’Alba
Decanter average score: 17.75pts/20 (92/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Paolo Basso 18 Ian D’Agata 18 Michael Garner 17
Seducing notes of violets, dried roses, cinnamon and cherries under the alcohol. Sweet, rich and fleshy but with Serralunga tannins, this succeeds where others fail in that it has larger amounts of rich, ripe fruit as well.
Price £34 Ellis of Richmond