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Barolo Riserva 2015 vintage report: 30 wines tasted

Aldo Fiordelli assesses the Riserva 2015 vintage, tasting and rating over 30 wines, and considers where the category fits in the overall hierarchy of Barolo.

The 2015 vintage

2015 was a warm yet good vintage.

According to Langhe Vini, the consorzio for Barolo, Barbaresco, Alba, Langhe and Dogliani, ‘the climatic conditions recorded at the beginning of the summer laid the foundations for the ripening of the grapes about 10 days earlier than in the previous vintage, but in line with what we would call a “normal” year.

‘In terms of quantity, production was on average within the norm.’


Scroll down to see Aldo’s top-scoring Barolo Riserva 2015 wines


The insolation improved the colour-giving anthocyanins accumulated within the grapes.

In the finished wines, the quality of the tannins ensures elegant, long-lasting Riserva with good structure.


Top Barolo Riserva 2015 wines:


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