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, Rivetto Del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba Serralunga d'Alba
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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
Drink 2015–2028
Alc 14.5%