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Barolo Riserva 2016 vintage report: 20 top picks by quality and value

It's time for one of Barolo's finest vintages to have its Riserva wines assessed. Aldo Fiordelli presents his top 20 wines.

The 2016 vintage is one of the best in Barolo, indeed since at least 2010 which is comparable in the exceptional quality produced in terms of both Barolo and Castiglione Falletto.

Many previous vintages have tended to favour a specific appellation or soil type; Tortonian soils versus Serravallian soils; cooler or warmer expositions and so on whereas the 2016 wines seem to have performed well across the whole region.

Scroll down to see the Barolo Riserva 2016 tasting notes and scores

Barolo 2016

Aldo’s Barolo Riserva 2016 recommendations:

Wines tasted in February 2022 in Alba at the annual Nebbiolo Prima event, the vintage preview organised by Consorzio Albeisa

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