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, Gian Piero Marrone Pichemej La Morra
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Gian Piero Marrone, Pichemej, La Morra
Decanter average score:
17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores:
Paolo Basso  17.5 Ian D’Agata 18.5 Michael Garner 16.5

Fresh, very balanced, with almost decadently ripe red cherry, marzipan and cinnamon on the nose. Savoury, intense and tasty mid-palate with rich and ripe tannins, and a fleshy, smooth back-palate. Great stuff.
Price N/A UK
Drink 2015–2023
Alc 14.5%

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