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...
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Barolo 2009, Germano Ettore Cerretta Serralunga d'Alba
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Germano Ettore, Cerretta, Serralunga d’Alba
Decanter average score:
17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores:
Paolo Basso 16.5 Ian D’Agata 17 Michael Garner 18

Persistent nose of strawberries, blueberries, sweet spices and slightly smoky. Attractive palate with full, juicy, dark fruit flavours. Lovely structure and well done. Tough at the moment but the high-quality tannins are buffered by lovely fruit.
Price £42.50 Astrum
Drink 2015–2025
Alc 14.5%

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