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Serralunga Barolos: Mellowing with age

Held in high esteem, Serralunga Barolos have at the same time earned a reputation as fierce and tannic beasts. Yet today's wines are more approachable than ever, finds Stephen Brook

Serralunga Barolos: Vintage guide

2011 Excellent Barbaresco, so the as-yet unreleased Barolos promise to be rich and fruity. Drink from 2017

2010 Copious yields, so green-harvesting essential. Excellent quality and staying power. From 2017

2009 A very hot summer and an early harvest gave rich, opulent, hedonistic wines. From 2015

2008 Tricky growing season, saved by a fine September. Perfumed, classic wines. From 2017

2007 Rich, succulent wines; relatively forward. Drink 2014-2022

2006 Austere wines with hefty tannins, but the best are superb. Drink from 2015

2005 October rains ended harvest. Fresh, sturdy wines with acidity. Drink 2014-2020

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