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, Le Cecche Sorano Serralunga d'Alba
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Le Cecche, Sorano, Serralunga d’Alba
Decanter average score:
17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores:
Paolo Basso  17.5 Ian D’Agata 16.75 Michael Garner 18

Great nose of cloves, blackcurrant, black pepper and fresh plums. Round and juicy, harmonious. Excellent balance and length. Understated and elegant.
Price £38 Oeno
Drink 2013–2025
Alc 14.5%

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