One hundred FIFTY years of Barolo

One hundred fifty years of Barolo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
1906 GOOD    
Well-structured wine, abounding in tannins and acids; strong, forthright sensations.
1907 GREAT   
A wine of great breeding and superb balance. Famous for its generosity and austere elegance that persisted for many years.
1908 EXCELLENT   
A wine with a good structure but not richly endowed with color or tannins. Impact on nose and palate somewhat weak but pleasant.
1910 EXCELLENT   
Austere, rich wine with good impact and a fine balance among its characteristics.
1911 GOOD  
A wine with a great structure, well-endowed with tannins and acids. Pronounced disequilibrium initially but unusually promising.
1912 GREAT     
An imposing, generous and robust wine of fine breeding. Surprising because of its austere balance and rich sensations.
1917 EXCELLENT   
A wine with a great personality. Full and intense aromas and flavors distinguished by their austere generosity and elegance.
1919 GREAT    
A wine of superb breeding. Rich and persistent aromas; flavors that were imposing because of their intensity, balance and harmony.
1920 GOOD  
A generous, well-structured wine with intense and agreeable sensations.
1922 EXCEPTIONAL  
An opulent wine with remarkable aromas and flavors that melded in a triumphant blend.
1924 GOOD
A well-structured, hardy wine with pleasant although not intense or persistent aromas; forthright tannins that, in time, developed balance and harmony.
1925 EXCELLENT  
A rich, unusually refined wine because of its complex, intense and persistent aroma and exhilarating flavor, harmoniously combined.
1927 EXCELLENT   
A wine whose strength and generosity were well expressed in its range of aromas and flavors.
1928 GREAT  
A great wine in all its characteristics, with a fine concentration of sensations. The harvest was weak after a long and frigid winter and disastrous hailstorms.
1929 EXCEPTIONAL    
Extraordinary wine with a complete range of intense, full and persistent odors and possessing a wealth of flavor sensations of surprising intensity. The wine showed remarkable balance and harmony.
1931 EXCEPTIONAL  
Extraordinary wine with a complete range of intense, full and persistent odors and possessing a wealth of flavor sensations of surprising intensity. The wine showed remarkable balance and harmony.
1934 EXCELLENT    
A generous, well-structured wine with forthright tannins and acids; characteristic and distinctive aromas and flavors in a complex equilibrium of notable austerity.
1937 GOOD  
Generous, well-structured wine with good and persistent odors and pleasant and relatively complex flavor sensations.
1945 GOOD   
A robust, well-structured wine, distinctive for its intense and pleasant aromas and properly balanced flavors of fine complexity.
1947 EXCEPTIONAL  
The wine possessed all the elements of greatness: aromas of rare intensity and appeal; noble, unusually persistent flavors; balanced and harmonious sensations of incomparable softness.
1951 GOOD  
A well-structured wine, richly blessed with pleasant and intense odors and complex, attractive and persistent flavors; exceptionally well-balanced and harmonious. Production was limited because of violent hailstorms that ravaged many vineyards.
vintages 1955 - 1990

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