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, Conterno Fantino Sori Ginestra Monforte d'Alba
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Conterno Fantino, Sori Ginestra, Monforte d’Alba
Decanter average score:
17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores
: Paolo Basso 17.5 Ian D’Agata 18 Michael Garner 17

Milk chocolate and blackcurrant with notes of green pepper. Perfumed, clean nose, very pure then laser-like acidity and pristine red fruit and mineral flavours. Great stuff, hard to put the glass back down.
Price  £57.50 Carruthers & Kent, Enotria, Great Western Wine
Drink 2014–2025
Alc 14.5%

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