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Flashcards in Barolo Vintages Deck (32):
1

2012

94

A light vintage, but many excellent wines. -JR

Barolos are elegant, balanced and expressive, with fruit and savory elements; elegant, intense, even austere Barbarescos

2

2011

93

Ver hot year, harvest was 2 weeks earlier than norm- JR

Rich, fleshy Barolos and balanced Barbarescos; the best have vibrant structures for aging. A fine year for Barbera

3

2010

97
hold

Severe selection necessary during harvest, but classic and outstanding, lots of acidity and ripe tannins - JR

A cool growing season and ideal weather before harvest; pure, elegant and structured reds, with fine potential for aging

4

2009

90

Irregular weather & quality - JR

A warm year with inconsistent ripening; the best reds offer immediate fruit and flesh, others show underripe tannins

5

2008

94

Warm late season rescued a cooler-than-average vintage; ripe reds show good structure, purity and elegance

6

2007

95

Low yields from hail, but good fruit quality - JR

A warm, dry year; wines offer flesh and immediate appeal

7

2006

95

Many outstanding reds; cool weather made austere, muscular Nebbiolos with aging potential

8

2005

91 -WS

Decent but unremarkable - JR

Balanced and elegant reds, delivering fruit and ripe tannins for producers who worked well in the vineyard

9

2004

94

Promising, well banalced - JR

Fresh, harmonious, perfumed reds; hitting its peak now

10

2003

88

Many unbalanced wines due to an extremely hot growing season, but some nice surprises. Barberas very successful

11

2002

72
Disastrous hail - JR

Washout

12

2001

95

High quality and quantity, reminiscent of 1999 + 1997 - JR

Aromatic, structured, firm reds, racy

13

2000

93

For the long term - JR

Rich, opulent with round tannins and exciting fruit

14

1999

94

balanced reds, firm tannins, bright fruit

15

1998

91

More structure and potential than 1997 - JR

Ripe, fruity, silky

16

1997

93

Superripe, opulent, flamboyant

17

1996

98

Textbook Barolo and Barbaresco

18

1995

88

Good quality, but hail damage

19

1994

77

Better year for Tuscany - JR
lack concentration

20

1993

87

delicate, fruity

21

1992

76

diluted

22

1991

77

23

1990

97

Collassal power - JR

Firm, ripe, long-aging

24

1989

97

Ripe and opulent

25

1988

92

generous and silky

26

1985

84

27

1984

80

light in style

28

1983

75

very light

29

1982

90

Similar to BDX - JR

powerful, tannic, long lived

30

`1980 + 1981

70,73

very light

31

1978

90

firm, classic

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Notable older vintages

1974, 1971, 1967, 1964, 1961, 1958