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, FontanafreddA Serralunga d'Alba
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Fontanafredda, Serralunga d’Alba
Decanter average score:
17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores
: Paolo Basso 18 Ian D’Agata 17 Michael Garner 17.5

Very spicy with a note of meat extract, sweet tobacco, smoke, blackcurrant, cloves. Savoury, full-bodied, harmonious with a noble character. Ripe and round tannins, with a long finish.
Price £22.60–£31 Enotria, Fine & Rare, Great Western Wine
Drink 2013–2025
Alc 14%

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