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

Ripe blackcurrant, strawberry jam, anise. Intense and harmonious palate with concentrated fruit flavours, though little development as yet. Rich, powerful and muscular – needs time to improve.
Price £31 Lay & Wheeler
Drink 2015–2026
Alc 14.5%

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