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, Giacomo Grimaldi Le Coste Monforte d'Alba
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Giacomo Grimaldi, Le Coste, Monforte d’Alba
Decanter average score:
17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Paolo Basso 17.5 Ian D’Agata 17.5 Michael Garner 17.5

Delicate nose with red cherries and spiced notes. Intense and well-extracted. Full, plummy, upfront fruit flavours, this is no blockbuster but poised and precise. An outstanding wine.
Price £49.99 Pipai
Drink 2014–2022
Alc 14.5%

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