Barolo: New and Recent Releases, Part 1
Barolo: New and Recent Releases, Part 3
This is the second instalment in the annual Barolo new and recent releases. Most of the wines described are of the 2018 and 2017 vintages, with a smattering of 2016s, 2015s, 2014s and even a few late-released 2013s, but we even have a few 2019s included, wines that are in bottle and waiting to be released officially next year. Overall, the song remains the same: 2019 is a very promising vintage of very pretty wines; 2018 is a difficult vintage where you need to pick and choose carefully but there are many wines that are better than expected; 2017 is ven more difficult than 2018 and I would buy very little if anything (though as always there are exceptions); 2016 is one of the greatest Barolo vintages of all time and 2015 is not far behind it; 2014 was mostly disappointing but what successful wines were made are really very good; and 2013 is a year of excellent highly refined, very classic Barolos.
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